Droylsden school’s art tribute to Manchester attack victims
Thursday 15th June 2017 @ 16:37 by Adam Higgins
Droylsden News

A Droylsden primary school have been getting arty to remember those affected by the recent Manchester terror attack.

Pupils from Fairfield Road Primary have just finished a whole school art week and created their own floral tribute in remembrance of the horrific events which took place in the city last month.

The children have produced many colourful drawings and paintings, including some of the iconic bee which has symbolised the unity of the people of Manchester following the attack.

Twenty-two people were killed and scores were injured in an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22.

Shelley Roche, who works in pastoral support at the school, said: “The arts week had been planned for next week (22nd to 26 June) with each year group being given a flower and medium in which we wanted them to work, this was planned to add a touch of summer to our school entrance corridor and to lift spirits.

“With everything that happened on the Monday night, some of our older pupils asked if they could make some bees to add to the displays to show our support, loving thoughts and solidarity.

“The detail and love that has gone into all the work displayed has at the request of our students become our very own tribute to all those affected by this atrocity and as a staff we our extremely proud of each and everyone of them.”

The school are also holding an ‘I Love Manchester’ week next week (commencing June 19).

During the week, Year 4 children will sing at Droylsden Centre on Wednesday, while on Thursday, there will be a coffee afternoon at the Fairfield Road school where parents and carers can view the art work for themselves.

On Friday, pupils and staff will pay £1 to wear red or blue and hold a bake sale, with helium balloons being sold to release after a friendly football match between a red team and blue team, starting at 2pm, on the school playing field.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to the We Love Manchester Fund.

Below are a series of pictures of some of the children’s inspirational art work…