May 21 2013 Latest news:
by Tim Lamden
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A colourful mosaic created by schoolchildren has taken pride of place on the side of a shopping centre in Wood Green.
Residents gathered earlier this month to celebrate the artwork on a wall at The Mall Wood Green, at the junction between Hornsey Park Road and Mayes Road.
The mosaic, which is 3m high and 2m wide, was designed and made by Year 8 pupils at Heartlands High School, in Station Road.
It features an oak tree teeming with life, symbolising the colour and vibrancy of the area.
The piece was commissioned as part of Parkside Malvern Residents’ Association’s (PMRA) Community Gardening initiative.
Volunteers from the group that constructed Heartlands High School in 2010 installed the mosaic, which received funding support from Haringey Council’s Making the Difference fund.
PMRA members have also built flower beds and planted foliage underneath.
Marcus Ballard, chairman of PMRA, said: “This is a busy junction. A lot of people meet in this space and the mosaic was the result of all those people coming together and making it happen.
“It’s part of our community gardening project which is a way we reach out to everyone we share the area with.”