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Bury St Edmunds pupils create own masterpiece




Year 8 pupils from Howard Middle School
Year 8 pupils from Howard Middle School

Youngsters, inspired by the work of Bury St Edmunds artist Mary Beale, created their very own masterpiece at St Edmundsbury Cathedral last week.

Pupils from Howard Middle School, pictured, and St Louis Catholic Middle School visited the ‘view’ exhibition of paintings, which was being held in the Manor House, on Honey Hill, last month.

Then, back at the cathedral’s discovery centre, they used the style of American artist Chuck Close to contribute a small square of colour each to help build up the whole image on one of four large canvasses.

Each school was given one of the canvasses as a memento of the project, which their teachers were instrumental in developing, while the remaining two have gone to the cathedral and the Manor House.

“It was a privilege to bring together local schools and this prestigious event in the town,” said Helen Woodroffe, children’s education officer at the cathedral, who co-ordinated the school workshops.



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