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Albany Primary School gets a new mural

Pupils at Albany Primary School in Roath have been getting creative recently to help design a new mural with support from Principality Building Society.

Staff from Wales’ largest building society gave their time voluntarily to help paint a mural in the school’s playground.

The school eco-committee worked with local artist Thomas Goddard and Chapter Arts to design a new mural for the playground after storms had damaged a school wall earlier in the year meaning it had to be replaced. Principality then got involved to help the pupils with their designs and paint the mural.

Albany Primary School mural

Andrew Gay, senior branch manager at Principality’s Albany Road branch, said: “Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do at Principality and projects like this really help us to get closer to them.

“We were delighted to be able to help Albany Primary School and had a fantastic time helping to produce this artwork for the current pupils and future pupils to enjoy.”

Deputy head teacher at Albany Primary School, Wil Howlett, said: “We were extremely grateful to Principality for all its support. The wall was extremely bland after it was rebuilt and the pupils really wanted to liven it up.

“With the help of local artist Thomas Goddard, Chapter Arts and the staff at Principality the pupils were able to design something unique that will brighten up the playground for many years to come.”

Follow on Twitter: Albany Primary School @albanyprm; Principality Building Society @PrincipalityBS; Thomas Goddard @ohmygodtom; Chapter Arts Centre @chaptertweets