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UN ambassador visits Yattendon

We were very excited to welcome the UN ambassador for art to our school, Ibiyinka (Ibi) Aloa. He managed to squeeze in a visit prior to his return to New York. He gave an assembly sharing some of his paintings with the children. The main purpose of his visit, however, was to lend support to a Guinness record-breaking attempt to create a huge decorated ‘bag for life’ with contributions from children around the world. The ‘bag for life’ project is the brainchild of the Lightup Foundation, a UK-based charity whose purpose is to inspire young people around the world to make a positive difference to their communities.

The School Council showed Ibi some of the wonderful art work that had been produced during art week and the progress that the school had made with decorating two sections of the record-breaking bag. The completed bag will be displayed in the United Nations building. In other words, our children’s art work will be going to New York!

To find out more about the work of the Lightup Foundation, visit: I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ola (a Langshott parent) from the Lightup Foundation for giving us this opportunity.