Hollingsworth DesignsLynne Hollingsworth

Whole School Literacy Project at St Benedict Catholic School and Performing Arts College

November 2012

Whole School Literacy Project at St Benedict Catholic School and Performing Arts College

Lynne has been working closely with the students at St Benedict Catholic School and performing Arts College in creating a whole school literacy mural on a large external wall.

The project started with an intensive design workshop with students from across all year groups. The workshop focused on developing an inclusive mural design that the students had ownership of.  The workshop developed the students’ understanding of how to design images and compositions that would work aesthetically on a large scale external wall. The students generated lots of interesting and refreshing ideas that could be used for the mural and images and concepts that could be incorporated into the mural. Lynne asked pupils about the books they were reading and to name an object from the book, these objects were then included in the mural design. The coloured rectangles represent the pages of a book and are done in the school house colours. Following the design workshop, some of the students worked closely with the artist to prepare and prime the wall and also to paint the detail to the mural.

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