Moulton pupils get painting for Face Britain

Face Britain art project work at Moutlon Harrox School.'Some of schoolchildren with their completed self portraits.'Photo(TIM WILSON): SG251111-125TW
Face Britain art project work at Moutlon Harrox School.'Some of schoolchildren with their completed self portraits.'Photo(TIM WILSON): SG251111-125TW

MOULTON Harrox Primary School pupils have been busy painting self-portraits – and could help to set a world record.

The school’s art project was part of Face Britain, a national project celebrating young people in the run-up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games next year.

The project is part of the Olympic Cultural Festival and has the active support of Prince Charles through The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

As well as holding the biggest ever online gallery of self-portraits, the organisers will use the art work to create a montage of the Queen’s face – and the picture will be projected on to the walls of the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace.

Moulton Harrox Year 2 teacher and art coordinator Louise Pennington said everyone at the school has been excited about taking part – and all 280 pupils, from reception to Year 6, have produced a picture.

Miss Pennington said: “Some of the pictures were fantastic – and some pupils have tried to paint in the style of certain artists.

“We are now starting to upload them on to the computer.”