Front, from left, Sophie Cairns, Billy Smith and Louis Jones. Back, environment officer Bob Nelson, Cllr Dawn Cousins, chairman of Newport business association Steve Smith, Cllr Julie Jones-Evans, executive head of alternative provision Gill Andrew and Juliet Lainson, of Clatterford.
FESTIVAL-style flags celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics are on display in Newport town centre.
The flags, made by students at Newport’s Clatterford Tuition Centre, were unveiled on Thursday, on shop fronts in Upper St James’s Street.
They will remain on display until the end of the Olympics.
Newport Parish Council funded the project, which involved 18 students from the centre, who took part in designing, pattern cutting and sewing, with Island artist, Liz Cooke.
Clatterford art co-ordinator, Juliet Lainson, said: "This has been an exciting opportunity for the students and the flags will really help to create a celebratory atmosphere around the town."
A number of businesses supported the project and a percentage of the funds have been donated to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Cllr Dawn Cousins, the Isle of Wight Council’s cabinet member responsible for children’s services, said: "Clatterford Tuition Centre has a growing reputation for impressive public art exhibitions.
"We, as a nation, have much to celebrate this summer and it is very pleasing to see the students embrace this project."
The students held a cake sale during yesterday’s unveiling, to raise more funds for the hospice.
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