Mural artists bring seaside fun to Haywards Heath school

A creative duo of mums have brightened up a wall at a Haywards Heath pre-school.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 3:41 pm
The mural at the school

St Paul’s pre-school invited Julie McDonald and Jayne Crow, two mums who run small business A Touch of Magic Murals, to create a seaside scene next to its sandpit.

The artists designed the mural, creating a beach scene with a lighthouse, boats, buckets and spades, shark, and starfish.

Creating the mural presented a number of challenges for the artists – not least the unpredictable weather.

Julie and Jayne built a shelter to work under, and despite some challenges in the process of creation, Julie said that this has been her favourite mural yet because it reminding her of her own childhood in Brighton.

She said: “Every time I went, it felt like I wasn’t in a town, by a shed. I was by the sea.”

The mural, which took 77 working hours to finish, was completed in August.

When the children returned to pre-school in September, they were able to enjoy playing in the sand by the beach scene.

Julie and Jayne were invited back in to meet the pre-schoolers and staff.

Find out more about A Touch of Magic Murals by visiting the website.