Burntwood school launches a community lockdown project to mark a pandemic

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Chase Terrace Academy in Burntwood is appealing to the local community to get behind its latest lockdown project.  The school has joined forces with Taylor Wimpey West Midlands to launch a legacy art project to mark the pandemic.

The school is inviting students, staff, families and the wider Burntwood and Chase Terrace community to paint a brick.  The designs will mark the time children and families have spent in lockdown and will be used to create a wall in the school’s memorial garden, as a tribute to loved ones and the community.   Staff have been asked to take part too.

Head of School, Nicola Mason said, “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Taylor Wimpey and excited to launch this project during what I hope will be our final lockdown.  We hope that our amazing community will get behind us.  We want them to help us record this extraordinary event and help us to create a meaningful legacy for Covid-19”.

Ms Mason added, “this is a feel-good project which I hope will inspire people to get creative and get painting.  Some may wish to pay tribute to the NHS and key workers, remember a loved one or simply reflect how they have spent their time during the pandemic”.

The bricks which have been generously donated by Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, who have construction sites in the local area.  The bricks will be sealed by the school, prior to being assembled in the memorial garden.

Angie Prince, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, said, “Supporting the local communities around our developments is extremely important to us and we are so excited to be a part of this project.  It has been a difficult time for the local families and schools so this is a great way to bring everyone together and get creative. We look forward to seeing the finished wall in the school’s memorial garden.”

The project is one of a series of initiatives led by the school to support its families and local community.  Its Foodbank launched before Christmas has been highly successful, reaching out to countless local families in need.  In line with Government guidance, Chase Terrace Academy has acted quickly to set up a lateral flow testing site and has recently started testing staff and students.  The school has also extended testing for staff of its neighbouring primary schools.  

Anyone wishing to take part in the art lockdown project can collect a brick from the school office Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 3.30pm.  Painted bricks should be returned back to the school.   More information can be found on the school website at 

https://chaseterraceacademy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Brick_Project_08.01.21.pdf

 

School website: www.chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Chase Terrace Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form serving the community of Burntwood and the surrounding area.  Part of the Stephen Sutton Multi Academy Trust, it is a forward-thinking school with the highest aspirations for all of its students.

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