This term, Peggy Angus Class have been working on a very exciting project with Bow Arts. They have researched, planned and designed a new Guide to Lansbury Lawrence, which can be used with all future visitors to our unique school.

We are very proud of our history and asked yr6 to describe both the building and their favourite parts of school, as we wanted the guide to be led by the children. The Peggy Angus murals were described, along with the new playgrounds and classrooms, and through working with an illustrator, Joe Lyward, a route around school and symbols to different places were formed.

As we have a permanent artwork by Haidee Drew in our school, we invited her in to be interviewed by the children, to learn about her design process and life as a designer. We thought visitors to our school would be interested in seeing her work.

The children worked with a screen printer, Eleanor Lines, designing their own ’tile’ prints inspired by Peggy Angus, and these were collaged as a front cover to the guide. The font was inspired by the Festival of Britain brochures, produced at the same time as our school. Joe collated all of the material together, and the children decided how the guide should be folded.

The guide is being printed at the printers now, and will be officially launched at the Bow Arts celebration next week. Here it is coming off the machine:

printing

And if like us, you can’t wait to see the printed guide, here is the final version:

Well done Peggy Angus class, what an amazing resource you have designed and produced.

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