New school building gets makeoverPosted: 10th December 2020
Our new school building has been brightened up with a collection of commissioned artwork.
The walls inside Magna Carta Primary Academy have been transformed, thanks to the work by Cubed Creative.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “Our school building is beautiful, but it’s very bare.
“I wanted to use the wall space to send clear messages about our ethos. I think it not only looks terrific, it is also in-keeping with our values.
“All of this not only makes the school look warmer and more inviting, it also demonstrates what we stand for.”
Improvements to the school look and feel include –
- the canteen given the name Roots because of its links with the school’s classes which are each named after trees. Mr Solomonides said: “That is also what we are doing, giving our pupils strong roots from which to grow.”
- a painting in the school’s reception area of a forest of trees, to represent each class. Mr Solomonides said: “I think the forest of class trees is striking and the quote above the trees tells anyone standing at reception where we stand on teaching character. We teach character throughout our curriculum; it’s the only way.
- A wall stating “Be the I in kind”. Mr Solomonides said: “I want teachers to use this with pupils to exemplify the message to them that kindness is the single most important attribute a person can have. That’s why it’s the second of our three rules, sitting between being safe and working hard.
- an interactive world map which works with an app
- name signs for each room