Multi-sensory mural

wet   Pictured with the mural are pupils and staff from St John's Catholic School for the Deaf, Boston Spa School, Lady Elizabeth Hastings School Thorp Arch and St John Fisher Catholic High School pupils, volunteers and artist Hannah Littlejones.  110627M6.
wet Pictured with the mural are pupils and staff from St John's Catholic School for the Deaf, Boston Spa School, Lady Elizabeth Hastings School Thorp Arch and St John Fisher Catholic High School pupils, volunteers and artist Hannah Littlejones. 110627M6.

Pupils at St John’s School for the Deaf in Boston Spa have joined forces with other school’s in the area to create a mural in their latest art project.

The project, which was paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was unvieled on Monday and will now be a permanent fixture at the school.

The mural represents a timeline showing how communication has changed throughout history. The display includes work made from clay, mosiac, textiles, and collage.

Sally Thomas, teacher at the school, said: “The project has improved communication between the deaf and hearing pupils taking part. The mural was officially unveiled on Monday and a celebratory party was held as an opportunity for pupils to enjoy seeing the end product of months of work.” The children have also recorded their voices so that audio panel’s explain the history to visitors and passers by.