Town council joins with popular school to make a tremendous underpass art project

Town council joins with popular school to make a tremendous underpass art project

By Tamsen, 14 and Mia, 13, Jill Dando News

A town council has partnered with a popular school to make an incredible underpass art work project

The two underpasses near the popular Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), part of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) in Somerset have been lit up with stunning artwork done by 15 professional artists.

The incredible artwork includes a bee, fox, squirrel and lots of trees.

The Weston-super-Mare Town Council-supported project was officially opened by Head of School Improvement at TPLT Nathan Jenkins, former town mayor Cllr Mark Canniford, along with artist Martin Darcy and Lyn.

Cllr Canniford, told us, “It’s really exciting to see art coming out into Worle, and Priory Community School Academy specifically.

“It’s made a huge improvement to the underpasses and become a much friendlier place.”


Mr Jenkins, said: “We are so delighted to see these finished underpasses. Community and civic work is at the very heart of all we do at TPLT.”

Martin, whose two children went to Priory, has done dozens of incredible artwork across Britain for many years.

He said: “It was an absolute honour and a privilege to create some post Covid lockdown artwork on these underpasses.

“We wanted to celebrate nature, the environment and all that is good.”

TPLT also raises tens of thousands of pounds each year to help charities as part of its community and civic duty.

Special thanks to those who contributed below:

Damian Nicholson (Damo)

Sean Lyons (glimmertwin)

Andy Drew Fossard

Ian Shep (squinty)

Ian Walker

Emma Kimsey

Tom and Maria Phillip’s

Lolly Golding

Non Galagher

Bev Gustar

Jayne Townley

Lin Toulcher

Martin D’Arcy

Neil Muddle

Lisa Bolton

Martin Townley

Mike Chubb

Robin Price

And a special mention of thanks to the landlord of The Parish Pump Paul Renhard.

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