Olympic spirit on the tiles
STUDENTS at two Huddersfield schools re-created the Olympic spirit of London 2012. Pupils at King James’s School in Almondbury and Moor End Academy in Crosland Moor teamed up for a project called Iconic Islands. The inspiration was taken from the Olympic opening ceremony which celebrated all that was great about Great Britain. The youngsters from year seven teamed up to create a tile mosaic featuring images of iconic places and people including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Angel of the North, Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill. The mosaic was also due to be turned into a tea towel design. The next stage of the project will see the two schools produce an iconic alphabet spelled out in felt. King James’s will also link up with Almondbury High School for a project called Iconic Almondbury, the aim being to produce David Hockney-esque images of the village. Pictured working on printed ceramic tiles for display on the Iconic Island, Moorend Academy and King James’ High school students, from left, Kasim Patel, Sadia Mosaddeq, Alana Firth and King James’s DT teacher, Kirsty Flynn.