Pupils at Wheatfield Primary School have been seen spray painting walls in the school grounds! However it was not vandalism but an art project in the school as part of Alternatives #GoodForNothing campaign
Shankill Alternatives manager Billy Drummond explains–
“#GoodForNothing aims to challenge the negative stereotyping of local youth by encouraging young people to give up their time for free to benefit others and their community. By turning a negative term, he/she is “good for nothing” we intend to redefine this negative label and associate it more with young people in our community doing Good For Nothing.’’
Wheatfield P7 Teacher Ms Batchelor explains the process-
‘Staff and pupils really bought into the Alternatives #GoodForNothing project and wanted to show the importance of ‘respect’ to our neighbours, our community, different cultures etc. Through facilitated workshops with graffiti artist Eoin McGinn (aka EMIC) our pupils were involved in the developing ideas, drawing designs and painting of the mural. The school is delighted with the mural and we plan a lot more activities under the #GoodForNothing project”
The RESPECT mural was officially unveiled by non-other than Northern Ireland legend and Linfield Manager David Healy who agreed to come along and support Wheatfield Primary School’s Summer Fair.