The Murals project
Coinciding with the play park’s first birthday, 7 mural panels were unveiled by Cllr Jill Owen and Cllr Lesley Robson. Based on the park itself, the children who use it and the animals and birds it supports, the panels have been designed and painted by the children from Countess Wear Community School, Ellen Tinkham School, Southbrook School and Wynstream School. The mural project was overseen by public artist Karen Hawkins (www.oceanicarts.org.uk )
The five panels depict and illustrate two Aesop’s Fables: stories with a moral. They have been adapted to include The Bat, The Mouse and The Fox and The Fox, The Crow and The Cheese.
The other two panels show children playing on the equipment in the play park. This exciting project has involved children of all abilities and a range of ages working together co-operatively.