Students inspired by new artwork at Yate International Academy

November 01 2016

A NEW mural at Yate International Academy was formerly presented to principal Paul Skipp by the organisation that paid for the artwork.

A NEW mural at Yate International Academy was formerly presented to principal Paul Skipp by the organisation that paid for the artwork.
Yate and District Rotary Club donated the cost of the piece, which is called Inspire - an acronym of the academy’s ideals of integrity, nurture, success, pride, innovation, resilience and excellence.
Created by Bristol-based artist Zase, the mural is in the main entrance of the school so is seen by all the pupils and staff.
Mr Skipp said the design was discussed with Zase just before the school summer holidays.
He said: “There was a lot of consultation and, in the end, agreement about how the piece would look. During the summer Zase came in and produced a wonderful mural of which the students are extremely proud.
“We think it is a fabulous piece of work. The students’ faces on seeing it was fascinating as they are really proud of it and believe it really brightens up their school.
“We would like to make a plaque to add to the bottom of it that states it was paid for by Yate Rotary Club.”
The mural shows a small boy, a slightly bigger child and a young woman, whose images help to depict a journey through life.
At a ceremony at the academy, the artwork was handed over by the Rotary club’s president, Roger Hooker.