Thursday, 19 September 2013
School Mural Project: We have paint!
Two groups of children came to help me during the morning. I discovered that: I didn't have enough ice cream tubs (sharing was awkward); it was difficult to keep up with their demands for more paint; and they really should have been wearing shirts as overalls, not aprons (the danger was usually from the-child-next-to-them's paintbrush, which was invariably overloaded and waving around randomly). I'm also fearing that I will run out of white and lemon yellow.
Some of the kids needed a little direction, but once they knew what was required, they were enthusiastic and did a splendid job. We have very nearly finished the first wall, with its view of Watership Down, and the second wall was a useful home for the odd bit of leftover paint!
... Oh, and, by a curious coincidence, a local news photographer was visiting the school. The headmaster rapidly co-opted the journalist into recording the initial painting session.