Art making ‘massive difference’ to Holbeach park

Spalding High School students painting a mural on the football club fence at Carter's Park, Holbeach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Spalding High School students painting a mural on the football club fence at Carter's Park, Holbeach. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The first stage of an art project in Carter’s Park, Holbeach, has been roundly welcomed by parish councillors.

Students and staff from Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School and Spalding High School have turned part of a 300 to 400-yard green fence, once dubbed Holbeach’s “Berlin Wall”, into a mural that visitors to the park can enjoy.

The mural has made a massive difference to Carter’s Park and the council wishes to thank all the students and staff involved in the project

Coun Isobel Hutchinson, chairman of Holbeach Parish Council

People can get involved in the project at an arts workshop during Activate at Carter’s Park on Wednesday, August 31, from 1pm-3pm.

Liz Kelleher, head of art at Spalding High School, said: “The students came together and designed a mural after thinking about what types of things happen at the park.”

Coun Isobel Hutchinson, chairman of Holbeach Parish Council, said: “Half of the fence has now been completed and I personally think that the mural has made a massive difference to Carter’s Park.

“But it’s an ongoing process and Mrs Kelleher is willing to come back near the end of the school holiday to work with anyone from the community to try and get some designs ready for the next phase.

“In the meantime, the council wishes to thank all the students and staff involved in the project, along with Tesco Holbeach for supplying drinks and ice creams for the students.”