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Longlevens pupils create their very own impression of Gloucester Mayor, Chris Chatterton

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

Gloucester Mayor Chris Chatterton went along to Longlevens

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PUPILS from Longlevens Junior School showed off their impressive art skills.

Eight pupils from the school got the chance to draw an oil painting of Gloucester Mayor Chris Chatterton.

A few months back the children visited the Mayor’s parlour where they got to see Mr Chatterton in his official clothing and ask questions.

Now pupils got the chance to draw their own impressions of Mr Chatterton.

John Reilly, temporary acting head teacher, said: “It was mini project where the pupils had a visit and they then came back to make an oil painting in pairs.

“The Mayor then took all four paintings away with him because he wants to try and display them in the parlour.

“He also enjoyed some Sport Relief activities with the school on Friday, which was great.”

Mr Chatterton added: “We have the Tudor Exhibition coming to the city from next month, which will showcase 12 different portraits from the Tudor era, so this tied in nicely with the Longlevens Primary School project. The exhibition will celebrate artists including Joan Cooke, who founded the Crypt School, who are celebrating their 475 anniversary this year.”

“People now usually take photos on their phones but pupils at this school used different art techniques to create the portrait. It has given us the chance to get young people enjoying art again.”

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