The Painted School

There’s an elementary school near to our house that I pass by regularly. I thought I’d share some of the colourful artwork that can be found across the property.

Named after Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, Lord Roberts Elementary School was first established way back in 1901. It was during this time that Vancouver was experiencing a boom of business and population.

The school is a neat piece of this city’s history – but that’s not why we’re here today. I’d say that showpiece mural at the school is known as, The Respectful Mural.

Designed by students in collaboration with local artist, Richard Tetrault, the mural showcases the diversity of the school’s student body.

In what would normally be a bleak area, the underground play area has been decorated with inspirational quotes.

My favourite mural wraps around a section of the building, and features a mismatch of images in bright colours.

The school grounds feature several garden plots that are planted and tended to by the children. Along one wall there’s an hectic, almost psychedelic, mural.

I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be saying. Amazingly neighbourhood vandals seem to give it a wide berth.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some local artwork. See you tomorrow.

Bonne journée!


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