Students help to brighten up area

Pupils from Norham High School with some of their artwork on the Fish Quay in North Shields.
Pupils from Norham High School with some of their artwork on the Fish Quay in North Shields.

Students have added a splash of colour during a project on North Shields Fish Quay.

Past and present pupils at Norham High School, in North Shields, came together for a large urban artwork after being invited by chairman of governors, David Bavaird, to brighten up the area.

Ten Year 7 pupils worked with Mike Burgess, of the Phoenix Detached Youth Project, to draw up designs to brighten a fence near the Old Low Light.

And last month they started work on the site using a wide variety of spray cans – being taught how to use them by the former pupils.

Norham students Tina Campbell and Jenna Sams said: “It was an amazing experience. Hopefully we can be involved further in the future.”

A school spokesman said: “I’m very proud of what our Year 7 pupils have achieved. We gave them complete creative freedom and left the vast majority of teaching to the two ex-students.”

“It was fascinating watching them work together and produce such great work.”