I-Spy: Pupils create local map to highlight the new park and walk sites and routes to school
A beautiful, hand drawn map, detailing the local streets around Sinclairtown Primary School in Kirkcaldy has been created by pupils as part of the Make your move Kirkcaldy Street Design project.
Thursday paid host to a colourful launch by pupils of Sinclairtown Primary School, where they presented the new map to the whole school. The map is also displayed in full colour on the sides of the waiting shelter which can be found outside the primary school.
More than 50 P5 pupils worked with the artist Nicola Atkinson (NADFLY) over four sessions to create the map which was compiled from a large number of drawings of how pupils imagined their neighbourhood looked from above.
>Nicola said: I walked with the pupils around the area, sharing the many routes taken to school encouraging the discussion of ideas. Working collaboratively was very important in ensuring that the finished product reached a high artistic standard.”
The final map is now displayed on the waiting shelter and available as a pocket sized hand out, which has been given out to all existing pupils and will be handed out to new pupil intakes.
“Doing the project was really fun and it makes the school a better and safer place for all those walking to school. We have changed it for the better.” Jessica
Sinclairtown pupils have been proud and active members of the Walk to School campaign with Living Streets. The Park and Walk map has been designed as a colourful talking piece and opportunity for pupils to dicuss active travel.