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School children brighten new development with inspirational artwork

Published on Thursday, 27th January 2022

Raveloe drive school competition artwork

School children unveiled a stunning piece of artwork to welcome residents to a newly built housing development in Nuneaton this week.

The children from Oak Wood Secondary School took part in a Council competition, sponsored by house builder ModPods International Ltd, to design a commemorative plaque for the development on Raveloe Drive in Nuneaton.

The brief was to create a design that recognised the Council’s commitment to providing a natural habitat which encourages wildlife to the area as well as welcoming new families into their homes. 

Council officials were blown away with the designs the children put together, and with the standard of entries the choice to find a winner was a tough one. 

In addition to the magnificent winning entry which is due to be made into a plaque that will be placed at the entrance to the development for all to see, the Council unveiled a piece of artwork which has been displayed alongside the cycle path to the development. Watch a short video of the unveiling of the artwork.

The stunning collage is a full class effort from Oak Wood School’s Mercury Class which colourfully captures the sentiment of the brief, depicting lots of wildlife and green spaces.

Five runners up will also be presented with awards and Councillor Clare Golby, portfolio holder for housing and communities will be handing out the prizes, Cllr Golby commented on the competition:

“The standard of artwork was incredible, what talented artists the schoolchildren are! Narrowing it down was hard which is why we needed to recognise so many runners up as well. 

“Congratulations to our winner whose plaque we will be unveiling shortly. The class collage looks fantastic, and we hope that the residents and visitors to Raveloe Drive will enjoy the colourful creations for many years to come.”