Pupils in picture for right royal artwork

From L-R: Alice Davies, Kayleigh Scott, Ethan Shanks, Robbie Mitchell.
From L-R: Alice Davies, Kayleigh Scott, Ethan Shanks, Robbie Mitchell.

YOUNG artists from Seaton Sluice have had their self-portraits projected onto Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

Year 5 and 7 pupils at Seaton Sluice Middle School were among thousands of children from across the UK to have their artwork form a montage image of the Queen for three nights last week.

As part of Face Britain, a project led by the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, children were invited to send in self-portraits.

The projection, created by Ross Ashton, was part of a world record attempt for the most artists working on an art installation.

Year 7 pupil Thomas Anderson said: “It has been great fun taking part.”

The Alston Grove school’s art co-ordinator, Kathleen Gibson, added: “Our children’s creativity and enthusiasm has been astounding.

“Now we’ve all got our fingers crossed that we break the world record.”