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Leeds pupils play a part in creating mosaic

Louis Neville and Sadiah Husaini, pictured with the new Mosaic at Broomfield South Silc, Middleton, Leeds. By Simon Hulme.

Louis Neville and Sadiah Husaini, pictured with the new Mosaic at Broomfield South Silc, Middleton, Leeds. By Simon Hulme.

A LEEDs school has created a unique mosaic, with a helping creative hand from every single pupil.

The artwork, made from recycled materials, represents the 150 pupils at Broomfield South Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, in Middleton, south Leeds.

The mosaic featuring the name of the school, includes an image of a boy and a girl and a wheelchair friendly sign, was unveiled with the help of DJ JoJo from capital FM.

Teacher Rebecca Marshall said: “As a school we have been working with Seagulls Reuse to create a mosaic to go at the front of our school.

“Some of our secondary students designed the mosaic in their leisure option and then each child in the school helped to make it by adding at least one individual piece to the mosaic.

“We have also drawn pictures of ourselves on tiles to put together and go in the playground for all our staff, students and visitors to see.”

Seagulls is an environmental social enterprise, which promotes the reuse of leftover and unwanted paint to create opportunities for local people.

They collect and reuse over 100 tonnes of paint a year.

The project has artists and volunteers who teach and support local community organisations, facilitating the creation of public art.

To date Seagulls have saved and reused over 500 tonnes of paint, which would otherwise have been treated as ‘waste’, That is around 360,000 litres. They serve about 10,000 customers a year with our cheap paint.

Broomfield South in Middleton says it is more than just a special school: “We have partnerships with a primary and secondary school and offer support for special needs within our community.

“We offer an inclusive setting operating on the main Broomfield site and two mainstream partnership sites, Windmill Primary School and Rodillian High School and Specialist Performing Arts College. This enables us to meet a wide variety of pupils’ needs and provide support and advice to the community.”

Seagulls new outlet opened, on Hudson Road, to serve the Harehills and Bumantofts and the east Leeds area.

 

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