Hello video from your new Year 3 teachers
Year 3 have been part of the Purplebricks Home Support Campaign
In the lead up to the Olympic Games, Purplebricks, the Official Estate Agent of Team GB, have launched a Home Support campaign encouraging people across the country to keep the home fires of support burning with the same intensity of London 2012, where Team GB took home the most gold medals in its history.
To galvanise Home Support, Purplebricks are creating a relay of artistic expression up and down the country. They’ve partnered with 10 schools in 10 cities and have run masterclasses in each to gather inspiration from the children, as well as asking the Local Purplebricks Experts, what makes the area so special.
Maple Primary School were delighted to be asked to represent St Albans. Mouth artist, Henry Fraser, who is from the Herts area, helped lead the pupils of Year 3 with an art masterclass. He talked to the children about his life, art, and the torch painting he did for the first part of the Purplebricks Home Support campaign. Our assigned street artists, Albert Clegg – himself an ex-Maple pupil – was then tasked with taking all this information and inspiration and creating a fantastic mural which can be seen at 8 Adelaide Street, St. Albans, AL3 5BH (on the side of Bar Meze)
Denise Lewis, a former Team GB track and field athlete who specialised in the heptathlon, winning Gold in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, attended the unveiling along with six of our Year 3 pupils. It really was a fantastic experience for all involved.
Maple Primary School, inspired by art and sport – are proud to be a part of the Home Support campaign.