Harborough children leave their mark on Old Grammar School
As part of the restoration of Market Harborough’s Old Grammar School, children from all of the town’s seven primary schools were asked to create their own personal slate pictures that will be incorporated into the restored building.
The children were asked to create images of anything they thought was important to them. The slates, complete with the children’s artwork, will become part of the roof of the renovated building to form a time capsule that could last for a century.
The idea of using artwork from the local schools was the idea of Mark Brown from WW Brown and Sons who have been on site renovating the Old Grammar School. The project is expected to be completed and revealed in October
“When we were working on the plans for the site, the roofer Paul Kilbourn suggested contacting the primary schools in the town. Jim Jacobs from the Harborough & The Bowdens Charity pointed out that the roof has eight parts to it and there are seven primary schools in the town,” comments Mark Brown. “That meant all the schools could take part, leaving one for the Bowdens Charity to create their own images.”
Jim Jacobs from the Harborough & The Bowdens Charity comments “The children involved have created all sorts of images – from self-portraits to pictures of a football trophy that has been won by their school team. Their artwork will now become part of the fabric of the most recognisable building in the town which has stood at its centre since 1614.”
WW Brown & Sons are very proud to be playing a pivotal role in the restoration of this iconic building in Market Harborough. If you have a building (that is just as precious to you) that you’d like restoring, contact WW Brown & Sons today.