Large Mural Celebrates Diversity
Monday 16th June 2003
Over two hundred primary seven pupils have helped transform part of Lornshill Academy by creating a stunning mural to brighten up part of the school building.
The themes for the 18 ft by 12 ft mural are colour and diversity. It shows a collection of images to represent different parts of the world. The mural project was funded by a £5,000 award from the Cultural Coordinators in Schools Initiative promoted by the Scottish Arts Council.
A large ship is at the centre of the mural to mark Alloa's association with shipping and its heritage as an international port. A large compass also pinpoints the Academy's seven feeder primary schools - to the exact degree.
You are invited to send a photographer to mark the unveiling of the mural tonight (16 June) at Lornshill Academy, Alloa at 7.15pm. Retiring Rector Alastair McLachlan will officially unveil the artwork in a special ceremony which will be one of his last official duties at the school.
Artist Marielle MacLeman and Art teacher Maggie Johnstone worked with pupils from the Academy's seven feeder primary schools over a four month period to produce the mural.
During and after the ceremony P3 to S6 pupils will put on a dance extravaganza to celebrate the project.