An unusual art project

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PUPILS at a Hadleigh school have taken part in an innovative art project which will culminate in an unusual world record attempt.

Students from Hadleigh High in High Lands Road have been creating self-portraits as part of Face Britain - the UK’s largest ever mass collaborative art project.

The scheme is the idea of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, and aims to give young people between 4 and 16-years-old a positive platform to consider their identity and place within history, by drawing themselves.

Ten pupils from the school were also invited to join 100 children at the project’s official launch, at the Imagination Gallery in London recently.

“It was great to be part of the launch and we really enjoyed creating our self-portraits in class,” said 14-year-old Shelley Manning, from the school.

“It made us think about ourselves and what makes us who we are.”

Next year self-portraits uploaded for the project will be used for an official world record attempt for the most artists contributing to the same installation, when they are combined to create an image of the Queen projected onto to Buckingham Palace for her Diamond Jubilee.