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Dalston primary school students stamp mark down on Ridley Road Market art project

PUBLISHED: 12:45 28 February 2018

Princess May Primary School students have been using Ridley Road Market as their inspiration for an art project. Photo by House of Illustration

Princess May Primary School students have been using Ridley Road Market as their inspiration for an art project. Photo by House of Illustration

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Creative kids at Princess May Primary School have stamped their mark on an art project documenting the history of Dalston’s Ridley Road Market.

Princess May Primary School students have been using Ridley Road Market as their inspiration for an art project. Photo by House of Illustration Princess May Primary School students have been using Ridley Road Market as their inspiration for an art project. Photo by House of Illustration

The Arts Council-funded scheme, started last year by illustrator Lucinda Rogers, culminated in Year 5 students at the school heading to the 150-year-old market to make drawings of their own.

And staff and parents celebrated the children’s artistic achievements in style with a private view exhibition of their various illustrations – back at the Princess May Road school.

Deputy head Catrina Bangura said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity for our children.

“They have loved every minute and it has been wonderful to share the results with the rest of the school and parents.”

Princess May Primary School students have been using Ridley Road Market as their inspiration for an art project. Photo by House of Illustration Princess May Primary School students have been using Ridley Road Market as their inspiration for an art project. Photo by House of Illustration

A booklet of their drawings was published last week and will be distributed by the children to market traders, and a limited number will be on sale in the shop of the House of Illustration gallery


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