Creative children transform Eastlight garages with new mural

School pupil celebrating the project

Students from Earls Colne Primary School and Ramsey Academy have painted over an old mural on a garage site with their own nature-themed designs.

The students spent two days each painting the mural on the De Vere Road playpark in Earls Colne April. The project was led by Eastlight Community Homes and part-funded by developer, Bell Group, who supplied paint, materials and labour and also help to build and maintain Eastlight homes across Essex. Eastlight Resident Group (North) also provided funding through an annual budget to support projects which improve communities.

Chris Ward, an Eastlight Estate Co-ordinator, said: “It was fantastic to work with the schools, Bell Group and our residents to see the mural transformed to such a high standard. Thank you to all involved – it’s a project to be proud of that communities will enjoy for years to come.”

Jenny Gerrard, Technology Curriculum Leader at The Ramsey Academy, said: “Our Year 9 students thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the mural project. It was wonderful for the students, parents and school to see how their early ideas developed and were brought to life in such a special way.”

If you need funding for your community project, you can contact Eastlight to see if we’re able to support.