Kilburn children get arty to celebrate Olympic Games

They unveiled a mural in their nursery

Children from a nursery in Kilburn have unveiled an Olympic mural – made up of hundreds of individually made ceramic pieces.

Each of the 46 children, who attend Jelli Tots Nursery, in Christchurch Avenue, created their own piece of decorated clay.

They then put them together to make a mural depicting the Olympic Games.

Cllr Michael Adedeye, mayor of Brent, unveiled the masterpiece which is displayed on wall in the nursery playground.

He was joined by proud parents and staff from the nursery.

The group of two to four-year-olds have been taking part in ceramic art classes run by Art Angels and Crafty Devils.

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During their weekly sessions the crafty kids have been shaping clay into athletes, painting flags of participating nations and helping to hang the mural which is centered around an athletic track.

Alex Freed, co-founder of Art Angels and Craft Devils, said: “We wanted to create a commemorative art work that the children and staff from the nursery could enjoy for years to come.

“It’s such an exciting year for London and the children have shown real artistic flair in their designs.”

Wendy Kelly and Sarah Crawford, who run the nursery for preschoolers, added: “We always encourage creativity among our children at the nursery. By inviting professionals into the setting it really enhances the curriculum and the children’s experiences.”

Art Angels and Crafty Devils is run by two Kensal Rise mums, Alex Freed and Deb Macarthur. As well as running art classes for children and grown-ups, they also make bespoke ceramic items.

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