Artist designs school tribute to Andrew

A MULTI-COLOURED mural has been unveiled at a Somerset school in memory of a much-loved resident. When dad Andrew Simmons died suddenly of a brain tumour last year his parents asked for donations at his funeral to go to Axbridge First School, where three

A MULTI-COLOURED mural has been unveiled at a Somerset school in memory of a much-loved resident.When dad Andrew Simmons died suddenly of a brain tumour last year his parents asked for donations at his funeral to go to Axbridge First School, where three of his children have been pupils. Around £1,800 was raised for the school and headteacher Gillian Briggs invited Somerset artist Colin Bell to help them make something memorable from the cash. This week a stunning mural of Axbridge was revealed at the entrance to the school.Mrs Briggs said: "Colin took the year four pupils around the town and helped them take photos of the medieval part of the town."He mounted them all into a collage which all the children then copied onto a tile."He then went away and created this beautiful montage of Axbridge for the wall. Everyone has been really taken aback by it and people can point out their homes and the church and it's a real success."Andrew was very closely linked with the school and he will be well-remembered."Underneath the mural is a plague dedicating it to Andrew, whose daughter, Yanna, is still a pupil in year three at the school.


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