Story: Rashida Hassanali
Mona Hassan and Sahra Elmi, Y10 students at Fir Vale, were part of a select national Youth Forum in 2011, working with the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, to shape a special art project to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics.
The two students inspired and encouraged younger pupils in the Fir Vale family of schools (Owler Brook and St Catherines) to create a self-portrait using a variety of methods (paints, collage, prints).
Thousands of children from across Great Britain have taken part in this project and the end result will be a montage of Her Majesty created from the images, projected across the front of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. In addition, our students were part of a world record-breaking attempt for the greatest number of contributors to a single art installation – this record has been smashed! Well done girls!