St Margaret’s students enjoy a picnic with the Giants

ARTISTIC students from Aigburth-based St Margaret’s Academy (SMA) were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the Giants during this year’s spectacular event.

Lucky individuals from years 7 and 8 had the chance to create bespoke artwork as part of a programme called Liverpool’s Dream which featured alongside the Giants.

The youngsters were encouraged to think about their own dreams, for example, what their hopes are for the future, what they envisage for the place they call home, and what they imagine will be their legacy for future generations.

Their work then inspired the design of an enormous picnic blanket which formed part of the show when it visited Princes Park. Colourful applique, embroidery and printing were used to depict their dreams.

Those involved were given the opportunity to attend the exclusive picnic in the park, where they were joined by the Little Boy Giant and Xolo the dog.

Year 7 student Harry Grimes, said:  “I have really enjoyed being involved in the Giants -although I wish this was not the finale as it has been great for the city! I feel lucky to have put together images and pictures for the collaborative collage and had lots of fun in the process.”

Art teacher, Mark Bradfield-Smith commented:  “It is wonderful that St Margaret’s has been part of this amazing event and our students were very excited about the Giants’ arrival and to see their artwork used within the Liverpool’s Dream project.

“Events like this really help students unleash their creativity and I’m delighted they were included in such a unique experience.”