Transforming the academy courtyard

Some of the members of the School Improvements Committee together with the volunteers who have been brightening up the courtyard
Some of the members of the School Improvements Committee together with the volunteers who have been brightening up the courtyard

Pupils from Fraserburgh Academy have transformed the courtyard at the school by creating a brightly coloured mural on all four walls of the grey storage container kept within the courtyard.

A group of around 50 dedicated senior pupils dedicated their time and artistic abilities into painting the storage container and plant pots in the courtyard to create a bright and inspiring environment for other pupils to enjoy.

One of the volunteers hard at work

One of the volunteers hard at work

The project, undertaken by the new School Improvements Committee is the first of many planned for the forthcoming year.

Speaking to the Herald, Rachel Gordon and Stephen Buchan, heads of the committee, explained what the committee are trying to achieve, they said: “We will be creating posters welcoming pupils to each department and displaying murals along the corridors creating a colourful environment.

“All the members of the committee want to make a difference and give something back to the school that we are all so proud of.

“This is a brilliant way to do it, getting everyone involved to improve our environment and achieve a common purpose, many of the volunteers stayed back after school finished to paint.”

Even the plant containers have been brightening up

Even the plant containers have been brightening up

In addition to the improvements made at the Academy, the Committee intend to take their efforts out into the surrounding community to make positive improvements, they continued: “The committee have already started looking at ideas that we can implement in the wider community and will discuss these further following the holidays.

“We are all determined that we can make positive improvements to our town.”

Commenting on the mural, Billy Watson head of the art department said: “The pupils really took the initiative with this one, with very little input from myself or other members of staff.

“They have totally transformed the grey drab storage container into an impressive piece of art, brightening up the school.”

Brightening up the courtyard

Brightening up the courtyard

Rachel Gordon and Stephen Buchan of the School Improvement Committee pictured with examples of murals completed by previous pupils already on display

Rachel Gordon and Stephen Buchan of the School Improvement Committee pictured with examples of murals completed by previous pupils already on display