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School brings history to life with wall graphics

A primary school recently called on two local companies to bring the world’s history to life.

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[L to R] Kingslea Primary School headmaster Alexis Conway and Carly Hacker of 1348 Design with pupils

West Sussex-based Kingslea Primary School headmaster Alexis Conway collaborated with designer Carly Hacker of 1348 Design and Horsham-based BEL Signs to produce a colourful timeline.

The idea was to capture hundreds of years of history including important events on an international, national, and local level. These included designs featuring the Stone Age, Iron Age, Romans via the Greeks, Vikings, Normans, Tudors, and Stuarts, up to the Windsors.

Carly Hacker, lead designer at 1348 Design, says: “We were really excited to be approached to work on such a novel job for a school, it felt important to us to be able to create something that could grow as more events were added.

“The school supplied us with a grid of times with various key dates they were keen to have included – this began with the Aboriginals in 63,000BC and ended with the Olympics hosted in London 2012 – no small feat. But we were confident that the space they’d chosen could cope with it.”

BEL Signs then stepped in to print and install the final design which features 24 large circles and 114 smaller ones along the timeline. The job took two members of the BEL Signs team and two days to install in the school hall.

The timeline has received a positive response from pupils at Kingslea with one student commenting: “It’s brilliant, really clear and it brings the space to life, it’s great seeing all the different scales of history – local, national and international – alongside each other. Fantastic job!”

If you have any news, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk or join in with the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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