Beal backs children’s Jubilee art exhibition to fund outdoor classroom improvements

Budding artists at an East Riding primary school are marking the Queen’s Jubilee with a fantastic art exhibition backed by Beal Homes.

We’re delighted to support children in reception at Swanland Primary School by donating 64 canvasses for them to showcase their artistic Jubilee-themed talents and raise money to buy resources for the school’s outdoor classroom.

The exhibition, which will remain open to the public until June 3, is taking place in a pop-up space at 66-68 Humber Street in the heart of Hull’s Fruit Market. The space was made available by Wykeland Beal, the partnership of Beal Homes and Wykeland Group, which is driving forward the ongoing regeneration of the Fruit Market.

An exhibition of the children’s artworks is being staged in a pop-up space in Humber Street in Hull’s Fruit Market urban village.

Parents and carers of Swanland Primary School youngsters attended a live auction to bid for the artworks, making donations of up to £5 to buy their child’s painting, while Beal bought any unsold pieces for £3 each.

Although the final total has yet to be calculated, at least £320 was raised from the auction, which will be used to buy natural materials to create bug hotels, building blocks for role play activities and items to improve the outdoor classroom’s “mud kitchen”.

Budding artist Jasmine in front of her painting of the Queen, which was among artworks produced by children at Swanland Primary School.

Hannah Myers, Early Years Foundation Stage Lead at Swanland Primary School, said the children painted scenes depicting the Queen, crowns, Corgis and the Changing of the Guard.

She said: “The children stood at the front with pride when their artwork was introduced at the auction and their smiles said everything.

“It was an amazing opportunity to raise some money for the outdoor classroom and it generated so much wonderful community spirit. It’s a memory the children will have for a long time and it will inspire the next generation of creative thinkers.

“Everyone at Beal has been so supportive and they couldn’t have helped us more. To have their own artwork on display in a gallery space was amazing for the children and we’re delighted it was such a success.”

Teachers Hannah Myers and Corie Morrison in front of the Swanland Primary School Jubilee exhibition in Humber Street.

Jamie Barrington, Sales Operations Manager at Beal Homes, said: “It was a pleasure to support Swanland Primary School with their brilliant art exhibition, which is such a lovely way to mark the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

“We’re passionate about supporting our local communities and this was a great way for the pupils to showcase their artwork in a public place. Well done to all involved.”

Grace points out her painting among the youngsters’ art included in the Queen’s Jubilee-themed exhibition.
Parents and children enjoy the auction of paintings created by children at Swanland Primary School for a fund-raising exhibition backed by Beal Homes.