Honilands 60th Anniversary Mosaic

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Honilands 60th Anniversary Mosaic

Filed under: 2014 entries
School: Honilands Primary School
Location: Enfield, Middlesex
Artist: Amanda Parker
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Description

In the Summer of 2013 Honilands Primary School in Enfield commissioned The Creative Arts Company to create a 60th Anniversary Mosaic.

As a 3 form entry school, over 100 Year 5 children, aged 9/10, participated in a design development programme, where they spent several weeks discussing their ideas and working on their pictures – all of which formed an in-house “exhibition of ideas” as part of their Anniversary Celebrations.

Amanda Parker then worked with 60 Year 5 students to make the mosaic panel which was 16 sq ft. The design included (i) the school logo – on the right banner  (ii) an Anniversary mention – on the left banner (iii) the Cedar, Hazel, & Willow trees representing their 3 houses (iv) children at play and (v) their keen interest in outdoors & nature

The mosaic panel took 1 week to make and we used a mix of vitreous glass tiles, ceramics, mirror tiles, glass & decorative beads. It was framed in dark wood and the finished piece is installed at the top of a stairwell, just off their Main Reception for children, staff and visitors to enjoy.

In July they held a special 60th Anniversary Day, where families and friends joined the school community to celebrate their collective achievements and their plans for the future. The mosaic was ‘officially’ introduced and admired by children & adults alike.

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