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Concentrating young Kilgraston minds on the plight of the planet

Every pupil at Kilgraston School picked-up their paint brush to help highlight environmental concerns.

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Pupils at Kilgraston School adding to the environmental mural
Pupils at Kilgraston School adding to the environmental mural

15th June 2021 — Understanding the plight of the planet can, at times, seem overwhelming. Therefore, to help take one step at a time, a fun, creative and informative lesson was learnt by everyone at Kilgraston as they helped create an all-school mural at the heart of the building.

Kilgraston’s Glass Square is right at the centre of the School, a corridor ’roundabout’ directing pupils and staff in several directions. What better place then to host a vast mural, depicting personal interpretations of images from nature, designed to highlight the inter-dependency of the planet’s lifeforms?

English teacher, Mrs Saunders, had the idea, asking every pupil and staff member to add their bit for the impressive installation, hoping to create something that would make David Attenborough proud, urging: “Let us fill the space by painting paradise with a biodiversity bonanza.”.

Covid restrictions limited numbers which could congregate at one time, however, a strict booking scheme ensured Junior, Senior, Sixth Form and all boarders had their chance with a brush: “It’s very therapeutic,” commented U6s Anna, “it makes you stop and think and really visualise how everything in the natural world is connected.”

The mural will be continually updated and, hopefully, available for visitors to see and enjoy in the not-too-distant future


Kilgraston School (Girls 5-18) is a day and boarding school in Scotland.

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