Ark Swift Primary Academy pupils celebrate

Pupils’ colourful creations brighten Television Centre development

Artistic youngsters have won a competition to brighten up some boring hoardings with colourful murals alongside the Television Centre development in White City.

Deewa Yousofi and Michelle Fareta from Ark Swift Primary Academy in Australia Road, White City, and Unashe James from St Stephen’s CofE Primary School in Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, came up with the winning designs.

Deewa Yousofi and her mural on human history
Deewa Yousofi and her mural on human history

More than 50 local primary school children took part in the competition which was launched in January. On Friday 29 April, the three winners painted their designs on the hoarding, aided by artists Liam S. Rickard and Samme Snow of Big Lottery Fund project somewhereto_ which provides space for creative and enterprising young people to develop ideas.

"At Ark Swift Primary Academy, we're passionate about exploring and celebrating ideas and local history through art,” said assistant principal Rosemary Palmer.

“The opportunity to have pupils' art displayed at the iconic Television Centre was one that the school community really relished and it was great to see the creative ideas that the children came up with.”

Michelle Fareta designed an ideas board, featuring the 1908 Olympics and local QPR football
Michelle Fareta designed an ideas board, featuring the 1908 Olympics and local QPR football

Deewa Yousofi from Year 6 Exeter Class at Ark Swift Primary Academy based her entry on human history and the improvement of buildings under the words ‘we’re always improving’. Michelle Fareta from the same class designed an ideas board, featuring the 1908 Olympics and local QPR football. Unashe James from St Stephens Primary School designed an image featuring three BBC News presenters on a colourful background.

Unashe James from St Stephens Primary School designed an image featuring three BBC News presenters on a colourful background
Unashe James from St Stephens Primary School designed an image featuring three BBC News presenters on a colourful background
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