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Pupils bring art to life

Pupils from St Mary and St Pauls Primary in Prescot were on hand at the unveiling of a new colourful mosaic in Prescot town centre

The tile mosaic which the school helped to design celebrates Prescot’s diverse heritage and incorporates historic photos of the town and the industries such as pottery, coal mining and watch making and Prescot’s links to cultural icons William Shakespeare, Edward Lear and John Philip Kemble.

The artwork was created by artists Bernadette Hughes and Susan Whittle with input from local residents and schools on the design and content of the mosaic.

Bernadette said: “We heard stories about the town’s history, people brought in pictures and objects to be incorporated into the mosaic and about 150 people actually created the final artwork by putting tiles in place.

It’s great that so many people got involved and it’s lovely to see the final piece in place for people to enjoy.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, cabinet member for regeneration and economic development said: “It’s wonderful to see the completed mosaic. The pupils should be really proud of their input towards the artwork and it has really changed the look of the town centre and the addition of artwork like this really brings the area to life and complements the historical restoration work.”

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