Pupils at St James create artwork to brighten up bridge to encourage more people to get active

In a collaborative effort pupils at St James and Willowbrook Primary School have been busy working with local artist Stuart Crewes to create community artwork to decorate Summer Lane Bridge. The theme for the designs was ‘what it’s like to be active with your families’.

The artwork was part of an initiative by Live and Move, a programme funded by Sport England to support people in Exeter and Cranbrook to lead more active lives.

Former Olympic and Commonweath athlete Jo Pavey joined students to open the bridge in a celebration event.

Jo Pavey said: “The children have been brilliant – they’ve worked so hard on this together with the artist, who has done an amazing job, everyone at the school and everyone at Live & Move. They’ve all done a brilliant job.

“This artwork is going to inspire the community to get active, which is brilliant for physical and mental health. It will encourage people to improve their wellbeing and get all the positive benefits of being active, and I’ve really been inspired to see it all – it’s been amazing.”

Steve Elcocks, Head of Art and iArt at St James School said: “

“Being active means so many different things to each child, and I am delighted in how our students responded and interpreted the theme through the wonderful artwork they created. Giving our young people an opportunity to work on a community-centred project like this, with a professional artist has been an incredible opportunity and achievement”

To read more and see highlights from the celebration event click here →Young artists brighten up bridge to encourage more people to get active – Exeter City Council News