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Students bring school crest to life

Following many months of painstaking work under the expert guidance of art teacher Mr Barry Fraser, five 5th year students have completed a mosaic of the Millstreet Community School crest.

The brilliant piece hangs proudly at the entrance to the school's 'A' corridor and is testament to the hard work and commitment of those involved.

Originally, the project began as a Transition Year project, was a labour of love for those involved, but as Niall Murphy explains, before a single piece of tile could be put in place, a lot of preparatory work had to be undertaken.

"We began with small drawings of the crest, scaling these up to the actual size. The next stage involved imprinting the outline of the crest on a sheet of plywood using a hammer and dot punch", he said.

"The outline of the crest could then be cut out using a jigsaw. Selecting coloured tiles to match the crest was another task along with clipping them to the correct size," said Niall.

Mounted on wood and fixed to the wall in the school, the mosaic crest will be something to admire for years to come.

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