Local Primary School children from Sandal Magna Community Academy were invited back to Tileyard North – Rutland Mills – in Wakefield to see their artwork displayed on the Rutland Mills site hoardings for the first time.

The students visited Tileyard North back in March, where they were given a first-hand look at how Sewell Construction work on site, what the site used to be, and what exciting things are to come.

The Year 6 class have since created some artwork to feature on the internal site hoardings as part of their geography project, showing the history of the Mill over the years. This created an opportunity for Sewell Construction to invite Sandal Magna back to the site at Rutland Mills for the children to see their pieces of art proudly displayed around the site cabins.

Some of the artwork seen on the hoardings at Rutland Mills.

Catherine Grindle, Teacher at Sandal Magna Community Academy said;

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Sewell Construction who has been involved in this project and who have taken the time to come and work with and speak to our children.

“The children have loved taking part in this project and have been so enthusiastic about it since we first launched it to them during their remote learning period in January.

“For them now to be able to see their work so publicly displayed is a real achievement and they are so proud, as am I. This has not only been an art project for the children to take part in but an educational and memorable experience.”

Once completed Tileyard North will create a rich mixed-use, inclusive, creative and cultural cluster, with a programme that includes artists, designers and musicians; digital and tech industries; artisan craft and makers; studios and commercial space; retail; restaurant and hotel offers; event and gallery space; and provision for education.

Please note: The site visit was carried out with COVID-secure measures in place.