School pupils create huge mural artwork celebrating Doncaster's history

Youngsters at a Doncaster school have put the town’s history in the picture – by creating a huge artwork celebrating the town.

Saturday, 8th January 2022, 6:58 am
The mural captures aspects of Doncaster's history.

Year 5 pupils at Kingfisher Primary School in Wheatley have painted the eight foot mural which will be officially unveiled by the civic mayor of Doncaster later this month.

The painting features all aspects of Doncaster’s history, including mining, railways and racing as well as nods to Doncaster Rovers, the town’s Vulcan bomber, Yorkshire Wildlife Park while the centrepiece is the school’s logo, a kingfisher bird.

Teacher Laura Taylor said: “The children have been learning all about Doncaster and, inspired by the City status bid and the new mural outside the train station, have created their own piece.

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The Vulcan bomber, railways and mining all feature in the artwork.

"The children have worked together to paint a mural featuring famous parts of Doncaster and its history.

"They have worked incredibly hard and as a result, the Mayor is attending to unveil the painting."

Coun Richard Allan Jones will unveil the mural on January 17.