Mural provides flowerbed splash of extra colour

Students at King Edward VI School have designed a mural to accompany a Rwandan themed flower bed in the Abbey Gardens
Students at King Edward VI School have designed a mural to accompany a Rwandan themed flower bed in the Abbey Gardens
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A RWANDAN-themed flowerbed has been given an extra splash of vibrancy after school pupils designed an accompanying mural.

The colourful backdrop to the Abbey Gardens feature, which is next to the Mustow Street gate, was created by fine art students at King Edward VI School.

They worked on the project during lessons, study periods and even gave up their free time to complete it.

The flowerbed and mural will be formally opened by the Deputy High Commissioner for Rwanda, Linda Kalimba, with members of the Rwandan Olympic team tomorrow at 2pm.

Donna Marshall, acting head of visual arts at the school, said: “The students embraced this opportunity and worked as a team to research and refine their ideas.

“They are all extremely proud of creating this mural and have thoroughly enjoyed producing work for both the Rwandan visitors and the community.”

Church Walks Charities, which donated a selection of plants seen in Rwanda for the bed, will be offering free Rwandan coffee and samples of cakes at the unveiling.

There will also be a plant sale with proceeds going to Sport for Rwanda to provide sports equipment in their schools.