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Work of Spalding Grammar art students brightening up building site




Fantastic artwork produced at Spalding Grammar School is making a building site in the town look more attractive, thanks to a former student.

Burmor Projects is building 20 social housing units in Willow Walk and managing director Luke Boekestyn came up with the idea to brighten up the site’s hoardings. Twenty one pieces of work have been collated and printed on to an aluminium sheet mounted at the entrance.

The firm, which is based at Market Deeping, is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which aims to improve the image of the industry.

With the newly-installed artwork at the Willow Walk site are (from left) Burmor Projects’ site manager Chris Bycraft and managing director Luke Boekestyn, and Spalding Grammar School art tutor Jon Wyvill, Head of Art David Wise, Sixth Form student Jack Cunnington and Assistant Headteacher Dave Endersbee.
With the newly-installed artwork at the Willow Walk site are (from left) Burmor Projects’ site manager Chris Bycraft and managing director Luke Boekestyn, and Spalding Grammar School art tutor Jon Wyvill, Head of Art David Wise, Sixth Form student Jack Cunnington and Assistant Headteacher Dave Endersbee.

Mr Boekestyn (29) said: “Part of the ethos of the scheme is working with the local community and I thought this would be a good way of showcasing the superb talent at the school while making the site’s hoardings look nicer too.

“I’m really pleased with how it looks - the standard of artwork is very high. I’ve been in the construction industry since I left Spalding Grammar in 2007 and it’s nice to have imagery like this up on the front of the site.

“Being an ex-student, I’m delighted and proud to have worked with the school on bringing this idea to fruition. I’d like to thank everyone involved at Spalding Grammar, particularly the students for allowing me to use their exceptional work.”

A closer look at the artwork.
A closer look at the artwork.

David Wise, the school’s Head of Art, said: “We’re really grateful to Luke and his firm for this fantastic opportunity. Our students can rightly be very proud to see their talented work being used in such a prominent and useful way.”

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