Television Centre Hoardings Decorated by Local Children

Pupils from Ark Swift and St Stephen's picked as winners of design competition

The three winning pupils are all from local primary schools in White City. Michelle Faretka and Deewa Yousofi are pupils at Ark Swift Primary School while Unashe James attends St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School.

The competition was launched to find exciting designs from local school children for the Television Centre hoarding that runs alongside Hammersmith Park. Over 50 primary school children entered the competition and the team say they had a difficult task in choosing only three winners.

Alistair Shaw, Manager Director of Television Centre, says: " We would like to thank all the children that took part in the competition and we were really impressed with the quality of the submissions.

" Unfortunately we could only pick three winners but there were some really fantastic designs. It was great to see so many interesting ideas for Television Centre’s new hoarding, ranging from the Olympics and the heritage of the BBC to local shops and cafes.

" The winning designs stood out to the team because of their colourful and inventive design. Together with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, we are now really looking forward to seeing their artwork on display to the public."

Ark Swift Primary Academy Assistant Principal Rosemary Palmer says: " At Ark Swift Primary Academy, we're passionate about exploring and celebrating ideas and local history through art. The opportunity to have pupils' art displayed at the iconic Television Centre was one that was the school community really relished and it was great to see the creative ideas that the children came up with."

Deewa Yousofi from Year 6 Exeter Class at Ark Swift Primary School based her entry on human history and the improvement of buildings under the motto 'We’re always improving'. Michelle Fareta from the same class designed an ideas board, pictured here, featuring the 1908 Olympics and local QPR football. Unashe James from St Stephens Primary School designed an image featuring three BBC News presenters on a colourful background.

Winners and their classmates were given the chance to paint the winning designs onto the Television Centre hoarding and exhibit their work to the local residents of White City.

They were supported by Liam S. Rickard and Samme Snow, artists working with Big Lottery Fund project, who were on hand to teach the local school children some fun new skills and help paint their designs.

April 18, 2016

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