PUPILS and parents of The Grove Primary School in Trowbridge got their hands dirty to create a new mural for the school.

The school, based in Hazel Grove, teamed up with Wiltshire College to hold a community art day for everyone in the school’s grounds.

Part of the Arts Mark initiative, which aims to enrich and develop pupils’ creativity, 50 children and parents went into school on Saturday and show off their artistic side.

Laura Haines, 26, a teacher at The Grove and leader for the school’s Arts Mark work, said: “It went really well, it was a very successful day. There were lots of parents and children getting messy and enjoying themselves. We had a team from Wiltshire College come up and help show everyone different ways of enjoying art and teaching skills.”

Throughout the day, the crowd took part in painting a new mural for the school, including its motto ‘nurture, grow, flourish’.

“With the help of the Wiltshire College team we had our new sign nearly finished within two hours, there are going to be a couple of finishing touches added before we put it up. It was just great to see everyone working together. Pupils of all ages were painting together, even if they didn’t know each other,” added Miss Haines.

With the school’s eagerness to continue encouraging the pupils’ creativity, Miss Haines has said there could be plans to hold another event.

“We spoke about it straight after, as it was so successful, it would be great to do it again. It was just really nice to see everyone enjoying themselves,” she said.