Youngsters draw on experiences

Cathedral Primary pupils show off their drawings which will be incorporated into the mural as part of the new Climb Through Time exhibition
Cathedral Primary pupils show off their drawings which will be incorporated into the mural as part of the new Climb Through Time exhibition
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Pupils from Cathedral Primary in Motherwell have been involved in creating a mural to be displayed in North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.

The mural will form part of the centre’s new permanent exhibition on the area’s heritage, to be installed in the tower over the next three months.

The heritage centre’s learning and access officer Gillian Brogan said: “We’ve been working closely with the pupils on their designs.

“The drawings show a great variety of key buildings and landmarks forming an excellent showcase of the area’s heritage.

“We are very excited about the creation of our new tower exhibition and the children’s art work will be an integral part of this.

“The pupils have all been learning about the local area, what it used to look like and what Motherwell has to offer today. “

Fifty-two pupils took part by drawing their favourite local landmark or building and then voted for the best 15 pictures to be part of the final mural.

Gillian added: “Our thanks go to the teachers at Cathedral Primary who helped with the project, our design team, John Finlay Associates, and all the pupils who took part.”

The new permanent exhibition, called Climb Through Time, is part of a £40,000 redevelopment, funded by Museums and Galleries Scotland and Culture NL.

It is expected to open in the New Year and admission will be free.

In the interim, access to the tower and viewing platforms will be restricted.

A new exhibition called Made in Scotland opened on Saturday and runs until November 8.

Experience what makes Scotland the country it is today in this exhibition about Scottish identity and family history.

For more information about the heritage centre call 01698 274590.