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New Murals Bring Schools Together

Published: Fri, 31 Mar 2017
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St Mary’s College pupils pictured at the Glen Road mural with Gavin Molloy, Shared Education Co-ordinator, Eddie Breslin, NIHE, school principal Marie Lindsay, Ken Breslin and Gerry Deeney, NIHE.
Four schools in Derry~Londonderry have joined forces to produce three murals which promote the importance of education.
The new murals, funded by the Housing Executive, were unveiled this week in three separate locations where the schools are based – the Waterside, the Creggan and the Glen area of the city.
Caw/Nelson Drive Action Group is behind the cross community project involving Lisneal College, St Cecila's College, St Joseph’s Boys’ School and St Mary's College.
The school pupils worked alongside artist Marty Edwards in interactive workshops to create the colourful murals which depict the value of shared learning.
Linda Watson, co-ordinator of Caw/Nelson Drive Action Group said: "I am absolutely delighted with the finished murals and I know the young people enjoyed creating them.  
“The murals are now sited in each of their communities where the shared message on the importance of education will be seen for many years to come."
Deirdre Crawford, Housing Executive Cohesion Manager said:
“We are thrilled to support this project which brought together school pupils from across the city. These wonderful artworks send out a very positive message to everyone involved in the initiative and to people in the wider local community.”