Cromer Road Primary School Railings
With the arrival of new security measures at Cromer Road Primary School came the addition of some industrial scale railings.
The brief was to ‘liven up’ the front of the school, hiding the existing railings and creating a more welcoming walk in and out of school.
With a limited budget and an 80-metre length of railing, the idea of individual creatures with their toys journeying to school became an affordable solution.
Each routed motif is secured to the vertical uprights, gradually increasing in numbers in their approach to the main gates.
Pupils, staff, parents and carers attended design workshops which generated lots of imaginative suggestions for the overall theme of the work. Pupils were also invited to help install the artwork.
A dachshund on a skateboard, or a penguin carrying a chess piece now welcome pupils and parents to school, energising and animating the original formal railings.