Carterton Community “Growing together…” mural

August 6th, 2010

Carterton Community “Growing together…” mural

The “Growing together…” mural was created by the imagination and creativity of the 2008-10 BTEC students at Carterton Community College. It was completed as a culmination of their two year BTEC course in their professional practice unit. 

This huge mural was a collaborative outcome of their “Floral” project, in which they decided against one single design but instead they split the area into twenty four equal parts and each selected a culture to inspire their own section. It is certainly an impressive, colourful, inspirational piece, celebrating all of nature coming together.

The mural was officially opened by our Town Mayor Cllr Norman MacRae MBE on the 15th July 2010 as part of the year 11 End of Year GCSE & BTEC Exhibition, which was a real celebration of the talent and creativity our young people have and we wish each one every success in the future. The art students are predicted huge success in Art with 100% pass rate in BTEC Art & Design and 84% A-C at GCSE.

We applaud the amount of hard work and thought these young people have put into creating this local piece of Art for all the community to enjoy. It is situated in the café area of the Carterton Community Centre on Shilton Park.

 A huge thank you goes to all the students for their hard work throughout the course, the parents for their support and also to the Carterton Lions and the local Co-operative for their generous donations to fund this large scale work. And especially a big thank you goes to Michael Lowe, Gill Carver, Bryan and Maxine Crossland for their appreciation and support of the talents of our young people in our community.

Mr A Masih. Curriculum Leader of Art