Novel idea will inspire youngsters to read
BANNERS have been unveiled at Torquay Library to promote literacy.
The three artwork posters were created by youngsters from Torbay schools to encourage their peers to pick up books and read them.
The project was organised by Aimhigher, a government organisation whose objective is to raise the aspirations of young people and encourage them to participate in education for as long as they can, local art group Create.workshops, Torbay Council's 14-19 development team and Torquay Library.
Organisers said five Year 10 pupils from Paignton Community and Sports College, St Cuthbert Mayne and Westlands School had been working with professional artists Sam Broughton and Sera Quistelli from Create. workshops since January to produce the banners.
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Samantha Broughton of Create.workshops said: "We were extremely lucky to have a group of very artistic students.
"From early on it was very apparent that they were skilled at graphic arts such as cartoons, logos and detailed sketching."
Their creations were unveiled by Torbay mayor Nick Bye, who said: "These banners look absolutely fantastic.
"They add colour and interest to the library and all the artists should be very proud of their achievements."