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Students collaborate to turn lockdown school storage unit into work of art

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Students in Gateshead and Newcastle have collaborated to turn an unappealing but necessary school storage unit into a work of art.

Ryton Infant and Junior School in Gateshead was required to get on-site additional storage to allow for socially distanced lessons throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

A sizeable shipping container, over 12 metres long and 2 metres high, was purchased in March 2020 so that children from key worker families and with educational needs could continue to attend the school at the peak of lockdown.

As useful as the shipping container was for storage, staff at the school couldn't deny it was a blot on the school landscape and made the decision that something must be done.

As a result of this decision, Illustration degree students at Newcastle College were commissioned to paint the container in bright, cheery colours based on their own unique designs.

Read more at Gateshead Council...

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