Unique 'excellence' mosaic unveiled at Marlwood School in Alveston
PIECE by piece, Alveston students painstakingly designed and created a colorful mosaic as a symbol and embodiment of their school's core values.
Marlwood School Year 8, 9 and 10 students have unveiled a large fresco fashioned out of watch parts, keys and bolts, as well as shards of glass and ceramic tiles, and aimed to encapsulate and represent their motto 'Working together for excellence'.
Year 10 skills group did most of the preparatory work, scouring boards with knives and washing them with a mixture of P.V.A. and water before applying tile adhesive.
After breaking and shaping a range of coloured tiles, they then designed the pieces of the jigsaw. Once the adhesive dried, each chunk was grouted.
Assistant head teacher Jon Gallop said: "The work embodies the school motto ‘Working together for excellence’ because, although each piece is vividly individual, when pushed and slotted and shaped together the sum is greater than the individual parts; a pleasing metaphor for the school and its ethos of teamwork."
He added: "Thanks are due to the Design Technology team for laser-cutting the jigsaw pieces, local companies for donating tiles and mosaic pieces, Marlwood staff for donating materials and all of the pupils for making such stunning pieces of art."
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