A PRIMARY school near Oswestry has recently transformed its hall with a captivating mural, capturing the spirit of the King's coronation.

Spearheaded by Claire Hartland, a dedicated staff member at Bryn Offa Primary School in Pant, the project aimed to create a lasting legacy for future generations of students.

Inspired by the vision, each child contributed to the design process, and the school staff carefully selected elements from their individual designs to form a cohesive masterpiece.


Working closely with Jennifer Kelleher from Craven Dunnill Jackfield Tile Museum in Ironbridge, Claire's vision was meticulously translated onto tiles.

She was very pleased with how it worked out, commenting: “We really enjoyed working with the Jackfield Tile Museum and seeing the children’s ideas come to life.

“It is nice to think it will be here for many years to come’.

The final mural showcases the school building, local landmarks like the historic Llanymynech Lime Kilns and the iconic Llanymynech Rock, along with a rainbow representing the school's logo and a regal crown symbolising King Charles III, adorned with the Royal cypher.

Border Counties Advertizer: Children from Bryn Offa School working on their tilesChildren from Bryn Offa School working on their tiles (Image: Bryn Offa School)

The design was divided into 140 tiles, ensuring that each child had the opportunity to paint their own tile.

The older students had a special experience, visiting the Jackfield Tile Museum's workshop to paint their tiles and explore the museum's exhibits.

Meanwhile, the younger children enthusiastically painted their tiles within the school premises.

The school's Parent Teacher Association (BOPTA) and parents generously supported the project, providing funding and contributing towards the trip.

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Once the mural was installed in the school hall, an air of excitement filled the air as the children eagerly admired their collective masterpiece.

One student said: “When I walked into the hall I was amazed by how beautiful and colourful it looked.

“I loved finding my tile and knowing everyone will see it.”