We've been working with school children in Lincoln to bring customers a new addition to their local shops! Twelve mosaics designed by local school children are now on permanent display around the doors of the ‘round shops’ on Moorland Avenue.
The round mosaics were created at a series of workshops at Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln as part of an initiative called Moorlands Local People Project. They were then finished off with the help of a few grown-ups from the local community. They were unveiled at a ceremony on Monday 5 March by the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Chris Burke.
Funded by the People’s Health Trust, the Moorland Local People project is an exciting initiative being delivered by Sustrans with support from Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council. The overall aim of the project is to improve health and wellbeing by creating a better place to live.
The mosaics idea was initiated by residents involved in the project as part of a programme to brighten up the area. They’ve also installed a number of plant containers around the area and planted spring bulbs.
Speaking at the unveiling Sustrans Community Project Officer, Jo Collett, said:
“This project is all about brightening up our local neighbourhood and bringing people together. Pupils were invited to submit mosaic designs into our competition with a simple brief to make them colourful.
"The winning designs were judged by representatives from the Moorland Local People Project, Priory Witham Academy and Lincoln City Council with guidance from professional mosaic artist, Louise Hill. I hope that residents of all ages will enjoy this latest colourful addition to the round shops”
Please contact Jo Collett on: [email protected] for more information.