© Lyndsay McCready
To help King George School celebrate a 100 years in Moose Jaw, the Saskatchewan Arts Board awarded the school an $8,000 ArtsSmart grant.
The school’s principal, Ward Milligan, said it was through the hard work of the School Community Council (SCC) and Susan Gardner that this money came to fruition.
“It really was (Gardner) who brought this project to the table and made this a real possibility.”
Milligan said $7,500 of the funds will go towards the project itself and $500 towards planning it.
Working with professional potters, Wendy Parsons and Zach Dietrich, staff and students will be creating a mosaic tiled mural celebrating “100 Years of Learning Excellence” at the school.
Milligan said without the funding from the arts board a project of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible.
He said, as of the last SCC meeting, the project is now set to get going April 8 and completed by mid June.
Although there is a plan in place to include the community, past students and former teachers in the mural, Milligan said he doesn’t see that portion of the project happening until next year.