With Tewkesbury’s Medieval Festival taking place this weekend, the town’s medieval heritage is being celebrated with an art installation created by local primary school students.
To help celebrate this year’s festival, four schools created the installation in Victoria Gardens in Tewkesbury, with each contributing unique medieval-themed artwork.
Following the collapse of a section of a stone wall in Victoria Gardens, Tewkesbury Borough Council officers have arranged for the installation of wooden fencing to secure the site.
Traditionally, local school pupils have had the opportunity to display art projects during the annual festival’s medieval parade. Since there won’t be a parade this year, council officers contacted local primary schools to decorate the fence panels and help to promote the festival.
Queen Margaret Primary School, The John Moore Primary School, Tirlebrook Primary School and Overbury C of E First School all participated in the project.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Councillor Cate Cody, said: “The creativity and dedication displayed by the students in designing this art installation is truly commendable. Not only does it enliven Victoria Gardens, but it also fosters a sense of community pride and celebrates the rich medieval heritage of Tewkesbury.
“Although the medieval parade will be missed this year, the art installation in Victoria Gardens serves as a testament to the spirit and creativity of the community. I’m very grateful to all the students involved in the project, which will undoubtedly captivate festival-goers and residents alike.”
The Tewkesbury Medieval Festival will take place from Saturday, 8 to Sunday, 9 July. Visitors are encouraged to explore Victoria Gardens and view the artwork created by the talented students.