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    06 July, 2006

    Children from Ysgol Hen Felin, the Rhondda Special School, showed off their artistic skills at the Welsh Assembly’s new building this week. Our spectacular new building is one of the 10 exciting landmarks and landscapes they have captured in hand painted murals. The Art project was funded by Wooden Spoon, the UK Sports Charity for disadvantaged and disabled children, and was co-ordinated by Welsh Community Enterprise, Pippin’s Designs.

    Artists Sally and Jon Phillips spent a week with more than 60 pupils at Ysgol Hen Felin creating the colourful display, with the help of 6, year 12 students from nearby Porth County School.

    Wooden Spoon’s National Co-ordinator for Wales, Bob Harris said “We are extremely pleased to be supporting the work of the children at Ysgol Hen Felin, who are among more than 1,000 children from Special Schools across South and West Wales that will benefit from working with Pippin’s Designs thanks to our financial support committed over the next two years”.

    This is just one of many exciting Projects currently being run by Pippin’s Designs, who co-ordinate painting days with Children and Young People at the Cardiff Arms Park Art Project, run with Cardiff Blues. They have previously worked with Penygraig Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

    When I saw the standard of the work, I just knew it had to be shown at the Assembly. Pippins Designs work with children and young people across my constituency and they do a fantastic job in nurturing their creative talents.

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