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Poole Schools Get Creative At Hamworthy Park

Three Poole secondary schools have completed a project to showcase their creative skills at Hamworthy Park.

Students from Carter Community School, Parkstone Grammar School and St Edward's RC/CE VA School designed and painted pieces of plywood shaped like beach huts. The designs feature views from a beach hut, sea life and other sea related themes.

Community celebrates students' artwork in Hamworthy Park
Community celebrates students' artwork in Hamworthy Park

The beach huts, painted with acrylic paint, bring additional colour and interest to an area regularly used by local residents. All 71 designs can be found on the inside fence around the paddling pool and play area of Hamworthy Park, creating an additional feature for people to enjoy.

Councillor Judy Butt, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, Borough of Poole, said: "This project showcases the talent and imagination of Poole's 12-15 year olds. The designs are truly exceptional and the students should be very proud of their achievements. This is a real community project and we would like to thank everyone involved in making this happen so that we can all enjoy the finished results."

The maintenance team at Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth cut over 70 beach hut shapes from sheets of plywood for the students to use. This is just one of the voluntary activities the hotel's staff have carried out on Poole's open spaces in recent years.

Volunteers, including staff from Poole based Lush Cosmetics, previously painted the fence with a wave pattern. Students from Canford School repainted some areas of the fence in readiness for the 'huts' to be installed.

Councillor Mike White, Ward Member for Hamworthy East, Borough of Poole, said: "This much loved play area now boasts its very own art exhibition. I would encourage everyone to come and have a look at what can be achieved when everyone works together."

Councillor Charmaine Parkinson, Ward Member for Hamworthy East, Borough of Poole, said: "It is great to see this artwork from Poole children brightening up the fence of this fabulous play area. I hope everyone who visits it will enjoy the variety of designs and uniqueness of each beach hut. The young artists should be proud of their achievements."