Eager artists at Peatmoor Primary School were rewarded for their work in February when they were presented with £50 worth of art materials.
The school was the only one who responded to last minute end of term project offered by SwindonLink last July to come up with designs to decorate Alexander House in the town centre.
Lenta, the owners of the office block, subsequently picked up the idea and ran a competition to attract suggestions for brightening up the stark white 1970s building and bringing colour to the town.
Alexander House manager Rachel Hampson said she was delighted by the children’s efforts. “It was lovely when The Link delivered about 80 pictures showing how the building could be made to stand out in the centre of Swindon. We’re now working with Forward Swindon on the technical details of creating an external mural or sculpture. It will be a bold statement and make Alexander House a landmark.”
Peatmoor headteacher Andrew Henstridge said he was surprised that his school was to win a prize. “We took part in the decoration project as a fun activity for the children to do in the last couple of weeks of the summer term last year. It’s lovely to receive the art supplies as a reward.”
Pictured: Rachel Hampson with youngsters at Peatmoor Primary