Artwork to help brighten hoarding

Mayor Norma Redfearn and pupils at Marine Park First School with the artwork at the Spanish City Dome.

Mayor Norma Redfearn and pupils at Marine Park First School with the artwork at the Spanish City Dome.

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Artistic youngsters have been helping to bring a splash of colour to an iconic landmark due for regeneration.

Pupils at Marine Park First School, in Whitley Bay, have produced a series of paintings and pictures showcasing the best of the town, as well as on a coastal theme.

And now that artwork has gone on display on the hoardings around the Spanish City Dome ahead of work getting underway to regenerate the Grade II-listed building.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I love the paintings which have been produced by the talented pupils at Marine Park First School – they look fabulous and add an extra splash of colour to the area around the Spanish City.

“They have done a brilliant job and I would like to congratulate them for their efforts.

“It’s such an exciting time at the coast with all the developments either underway, or due to begin soon, and this lovely artwork really complements all of this.”

Garry Hope, regional managing director, Robertson Construction England North East, which is leading the regeneration project, was also full of praise for the work produced by the students.

He said: “On hearing how creative the pupils from Marine Park First School were we thought we would invite them to draw up some artwork for us to display on our hoarding surrounding the site.

“I have to say, I am very impressed with the outcome.

“It’s ten times better than anything I could do so a big thanks to all the girls and boys who gave up their time to make our site one of a kind.”