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Volunteers Create Artwork for Whitefield School

May 5, 2023

A new piece of colourful artwork painted by volunteers has landed in the local area and can be seen along the Whitefield School fencing.

On Thursday 4 May, staff volunteers from Barnet Council joined developers Related Argent’ all-staff volunteering day. Together, they took time out of their day to paint new artwork along a section of the school’s perimeter fence, adding a bright touch to the fence.

The creative artwork was designed by Whitefield School students who came up with the theme ‘Extraordinarily Wild’. The design studio Fieldwork Facility held two workshops to help with the design and street art experts Global Street Art advised on how best to apply the designs to the metal fence.

The new artwork follows the clean-up and refresh of the fence along the alleyway of Marble Drive which took place at the start of the year. It now brings this section of the fence up to date and is a part of Brent Cross Town’s ‘Route from the Tube’ art initiatives.

Whitefield School is an important member of the local community, and we recently celebrated their “Good” Ofsted rating. The secondary school is keen to continue to bring in more local families and become the first-choice secondary school in the local area.

Chris Hunt, Headteacher at Whitefield School, said: “We are so thankful to Related Argent and Barnet Council staff for volunteering to give the frontage of the school a much-needed lift.  Since my arrival at the start of this academic year, staff, students, parents and governors have all played an active role in the rapid improvements seen in the school.  It is great now the rest of the community can also start to see some of the benefits.”

Morwenna Hall, Partner at Related Argent, said: “It was a great experience to work with the Whitefield School students to help create public art for the benefit of the local community. The students have come up with a brilliant creative theme and in partnership with Fieldwork Facility have produced these attractive designs for the school, residents and visitors to enjoy. A big thank you to all those who brushed up on their painting skills today.”

More artwork in and around the area

The Whitefield School fence artwork is the latest piece to be unveiled at Brent Cross Town, as Related Argent and Barnet Council work together to commission and deliver public artwork across the local area.

In January 2023, Brent Cross Town unveiled one of the UK’s largest public art pieces with Here we come, Here we rise, by Lakwena, which forms a ‘wrap’ around the new electricity substation for the area. This adds to the artworks already on display in Claremont Park, with Hanna Benihoud’s Rainbow of Ribbons, and a tropical paradise mural by Annu Kilpeläinen that lights up a refurbished parade of shops on Claremont Way.

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