YOUNGSTERS from two Morpeth schools have unveiled a series of brightly-coloured murals, thanks to a paint donation.
Children from Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools, designed four murals – one to reflect each of the learning schemes – which were painted onto portable canvases by a team of 30 volunteers.
The paint was donated by the Dulux Let’s Colour Project, and both schools, on Mitford Road, can now take it in turns to display the murals.
The volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create the artworks – inspired by international artists Dzine and Beatriz Milhazes – using a vibrant colour palette of blue, yellow, red, purple and green paints, donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Newcastle.
Jill Woolley, Newminster Middle School’s creative arts subject leader, said: “We are so grateful to Let’s Colour and Groundwork for the paint donation.
“We are so happy that we’ve made the children’s ideas a reality and the school is now a much more inspiring space for all of our pupils.
“We wanted to create a lasting visual representation for both our current and future children, and the murals have definitely left their mark already.”
Sean McIntyre, store manager of Dulux Decorator Centres on Brough Park Way, said: “The volunteers have shown exactly what is possible when clever ideas meet bright paints and the finished murals look fantastic.
“We hope the children continue to be fascinated by their new surroundings for years to come.”
The makeover was completed as part of the Let’s Colour mission to add colours to people’s lives.