Olympics inspire a mosaic for leisure centre wall

Unveiling of Olympic inspired mosaic on the side of the leisure centre by Olympic hopefuly Caroline Maclean.

Unveiling of Olympic inspired mosaic on the side of the leisure centre by Olympic hopefuly Caroline Maclean.

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AN Olympic-inspired mosaic was unveiled at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre by paralympian Caroline Maclean on Tuesday.

Caroline is featured in the 20ft mosaic which is on an outside wall and is based on drawings by students of Priory School. The drawings were enlarged and put into a design by the public art charity Urban Eye.

The project was organised by Suffolk County Council and funded with a grant from Activities Unlimited for young disabled people in Bury.

Suffolk-born Kevin Whitney, the British Olympic Association’s first Olympic artist, was at the unveiling and said: “It has been hugely rewarding to work on an Olympic-inspired project in my home county.”

Warren Smyth, chief executive of Abbeycroft Leisure, which runs the centre, said: “It is a beautiful mosaic which is a stunning addition to the leisure centre. What has made this all the more special is it has been a real community project.”