Pupils create Olympic mosaic

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YOUNGSTERS have helped to create a lasting legacy to mark the arrival of the Rwandan Olympic and Paralympic teams to Bury St Edmunds in 2012.

The Priory School pupils have been working on a 20ft mosaic mural for the outside wall of the town’s leisure centre.

The design includes a diver with wings flying over the Rwandan flag and Caroline Maclean, the Paralympian wheelchair basketball player and Abbeycroft Sporting Ambassador.

The children received help from Kevin Whitney, who was the first official Olympic artist with the British Olympic Association.

Warren Smyth, CEO of Abbeycroft Leisure, said: “This is a fantastic project which will create a lasting piece of art for everyone to see at the leisure centre, the home of the Rwandan Pre-Games Training Camp.”

The project, which is halfway towards completion, is funded by Activities Unlimited and supported by Suffolk County Council. Charity Urban Eye ran the workshops. The mosaic will be unveiled in July.