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Southwark kids create futuristic South Bank

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Designs for a futuristic building for the South Bank created by pupils at St Jude's Primary School have done on display around the Shell Centre in Waterloo.

Southwark kids create futuristic South Bank
Southwark kids create futuristic South Bank

Around fifty excited 8 and 9 year old children from St Jude's C of E Primary School off St George's Road and Hillmead Primary in Lambeth visited the Shell Centre last week to see the images they had created in the classroom now enlarged and mounted onto hoarding around the site.

Shell Centre Tower is currently undergoing refurbishment and the building work created an opportunity for Shell and their contractor, ISG, to work with local schools.

The educational project ran for 6 weeks with children invited to the site where they received demonstrations by ISG to help them learn first hand about the different trades in the construction industry.

Artist David Palazón and his team Suzanne Wood, Janet Rich and Judith Lawton were then commissioned to deliver a series of workshops in the schools. The children were briefed to design a futuristic building for the South Bank.

“It's been a fun way for the children to learn about construction and architecture," explains Andrew Eddy, director of Shell's London Office. "They've created a wonderful mural for Shell staff and the public to enjoy. Shell Centre has been a landmark building on the South Bank for over 40 years and we very much look forward to continuing our support of community projects and being part of this vibrant and cultural location.”

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