South Asian truck brightens school

Some of the young artists with RHS 1
Some of the young artists with RHS 1

Richmond Hill Special Needs School West and East have joined forces to create a colourful piece of South Asian truck art.

Named ‘RHS 1’, the bright model represents truck art, a type of folk art practised in South Asian countries, with decorations including flowers, geometric patterns, birds, real and mythical animals, fantasy, and poetry.

Truck art

Truck art

Images of eyes often appear all over the trucks to keep drivers safe on their travels and trash can also be used to make decorations.

David Lloyd, Head of Arts, said: “The children have worked incredibly hard to decorate their boxes, designing mythical creatures, writing personalised poetry, painting shapes and adding sparkles to wheel trims.

“What was even more fun was watching the children build, take apart and rebuild our truck, RHS 1. It was incredible journey for us all.”

19 classes across both school sites worked hard to decorate a range of cardboard boxes following the principles of truck art and over the course of two days every class brought their boxes to a central location and began to build the truck.

David added: “Richmond Hill Special Needs School encourage as many creative opportunities as possible for our children. Every year the children from Richmond Hill West and Richmond Hill East work in collaboration on a piece of whole school art.

“RHS 1 will soon be on exhibition at Richmond Hill East and we can’t wait to invite our parents to see the children’s work.”