Monday 8 July 2013

Beatrice Tate School Mural

Last week Alternative London was privileged to be involved with a special project with Beatrice Tate School in Bethnal Green. Our task was to help the students create a farewell mural as they are currently in the process of moving to a new school which can better cater for their needs.

This is the first time that we have worked with young people with disabilities and we were inspired by their willingness to get involved and participate in this unique project. Every single student got involved, regardless of their level of ability and everyone played an important part in painting the mural.

After a couple of workshops at our H.Q to give the students some spray paint and stencil practice, we headed up to the school on a bright and sunny Friday morning to get started on the final piece. The staff and students made us feel incredibly welcome and it was clear to us that this is an exceptional place for them to learn.

Josh got the mural started by sketching out the letters. Then we handed over the stencils and spray paints to the students with Judy and Josh guiding them into place. There was also a bit of freehand thrown in, and plenty of colour.

Everyone involved, not least the team at Alternative London, were immensely proud of the finished wall. BT4EVA!

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