February 15, 2018
Street Art Adorns The Kingfisher School Building Site
The bright colours of its namesake bird have inspired the street art that surrounds the building site at The Kingfisher School in St Anne’s Park.
The primary school commissioned spray-can artist Henry Barnes to produce the giant paintings. As well as a kingfisher, the graffiti-style artwork features trees to reflect the woodland of the neighbouring Nightingale Valley and St Anne’s Woods, alongside the school’s values of Respect, Responsibility, Curiosity and Resilience.
Henry created the design after consulting with The Kingfisher School children and the graffiti includes the name of every pupil on roll at the time of its creation.
Principal Kirsteen Craig said: “We are all very proud of what has been achieved. We have received so many positive comments from parents, children, staff and neighbours.”
The school’s Head Boy, Yassim, said: “It’s great that the street art shows the values of our school.” Head Girl, Rebecca, added: “Having our names as part of the design shows that we are all together and feel included.”
The new building is due to open later this year but the hoardings are likely to remain a little longer while the second phase of work is completed, which involves the demolition of the old school.