Year six pupils have designed a set of murals that is displayed on Le Masurier’s Merchants Square site hoardings.
The artwork was unveiled on Thursday 24th June and will be on display until Merchants Square is completed.
The Salvation Army has worked with Grand Vaux, Rouge Bouillon and Springfield Schools to create three designs. The murals depict the organisation’s church and community work, which include the community café, the charity shop and working with the community, pastoral, practical and spiritual support. Local artist, Jacques Le Breton, has brought the designs to life on the hoardings.
The Salvation Army’s Minden Street building neighbours the Merchants Square site in Bath Street. The regeneration includes a new 122-bedroom Premier Inn, 149 residential apartments, a new restaurant and bar, commercial units, and a new public pedestrianised route, recently named Moneypenny Lane by Charlotte Woodman, linking the Millennium Town Park to the Library and on to the Central Market.
The Community Centre Manager for The Salvation Army, Emily Smith, hopes islanders will enjoy and admire the artwork. She said, “It has been a pleasure to work with three town schools which have all shown such enthusiasm for the project and the work The Salvation Army does here in Jersey.
“Each of the designs created captures the work we do perfectly, including serving free soup daily, making sure no-one goes hungry; offering practical help with food bags, vouchers and starter packs; pastoral support for those who need a listening ear; and running a charity shop which sells affordable good-quality clothing.
“It has been fantastic to work with local artist Jacques, who has brought the children’s drawings to life.”
Brian McCarthy, Managing Director of Le Masurier, said, “We were very excited at the opportunity to work with The Salvation Army who have led this community project with the primary schools. The initiative has enabled the charity to educate on all aspects of the amazing community work they provide in a really creative and colourful way. It most certainly enhances Bath Street during our Merchants Square development.
“We are also delighted to be able to offer the schools £300, which will be going towards vouchers for the schools, and Springfield is kindly donating back to The Salvation Army.”
Video and photos from Freedom Media.