Pleasley underpass gets contemporary makeover

Students from Anthony Bek Primary have come to the underpass to help paint a mural. Pictured l-r is Claire Smith teacher, Andy Heath Bolsover DCC, Lucy Knight 10, Aly Stoneman Junction Arts, Megan Smith-Grout 11, Pete Barber Urban Canvas and Ben Bingly 11. The painting of the boy on the wall is actually based on Ben.
Students from Anthony Bek Primary have come to the underpass to help paint a mural. Pictured l-r is Claire Smith teacher, Andy Heath Bolsover DCC, Lucy Knight 10, Aly Stoneman Junction Arts, Megan Smith-Grout 11, Pete Barber Urban Canvas and Ben Bingly 11. The painting of the boy on the wall is actually based on Ben.

Students have jazzed up an underpass in Pleasley to help develop the Archeological Way.

Anthony Bek Community Primary School children worked with Junction Arts and Urban Canvas to produce the contemporary mural.

Artist Peter Barber from Urban Canvas ran three workshops where year six pupils researched the history and geography of the area to help design the artwork.

Pupils and volunteers joined the artist onsite to produce the art work which will provide a point of interest and interpretation along the route.

The project called Drawing the Way is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was implemented in partnership with Bolsover Countryside Partnership, Derbyshire County Council and Pleasley Parish Council who are also contributing funding and support.

The unveiling of the mural took place on Friday 12th July where 80 pupils from the school celebrated with project partners, Aly Stoneman, Junction Arts project coordinater, Paul Steele, Junction Arts managing director and Peter Barber, Artist Urban Canvas.