22 July 2014
Pupils in Cardiff get creative with new mural
Pupils at a school in Cardiff got creative to help design a new mural with support from Principality Building Society.
Employees from Wales’ largest building society volunteered their time to help paint a mural in the playground at Albany Primary School.
The school eco-committee worked with local artist Thomas Goddard and Chapter Arts to design a new mural for the school yard after storms damaged a school wall earlier in the year and it had to be replaced. Principality then stepped in to help the pupils with their designs and paint the mural.
Andrew Gay, senior branch manager at Principality’s Albany Road branch, said: “Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do at Principality and projects like this really help us to get closer to them.
“We were delighted to be able to help Albany Primary School and had a fantastic time helping to produce this artwork for the current pupils and future pupils to enjoy.”
Deputy head teacher, Wil Howlett at Albany Primary School, said: “We were extremely grateful to Principality for all its support. The wall was extremely bland after it was rebuilt and the pupils really wanted to liven it up.
“With the help of local artist Thomas Goddard, Chapter Arts and the staff at Principality the pupils were able to design something unique that will brighten up the playground for many years to come.”
Principality has taken part in a variety of other volunteer projects this year including ones at Porthkerry Country Park near Barry, Flat Holm Island off the coast of Cardiff and Nightingale House, a hostel in Cardiff.