Pupils bring community together in project

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STUDENTS from a Scarborough school evoked an old-fashioned real local community spirit during a creative exhibition.

The Year Nine pupils from George Pindar Community Sports College held the event in Eastfield Library to promote a sense of togetherness through a host of fun activities.

The project formed part of the school’s commitment to the national Enquiring Schools scheme, which uses the skill and expertise of local people across a host of different fields to give students an insight into the creative world.

Paul Lee, the school’s creative partnership school co-ordinator, said: “We have worked with Claire Ford over a 10 -week period and she has introduced the students to graffiti painting about the perceptions of local communities and balloon painting and linking to carbon footprints.

“We have also done local community fitness step aerobics, radio jingles and radio interviews of people from the local community and mosaic tiling at Braeburn residential care home.

“The students have become extremely engaged in learning new skills and are always looking forward to each week’s different activities.”