Mel Saggs of 7th Pencil joins students to create eye-catching artwork at Barnstaple school

Lampard Community School students have created eye-catching panels outside the school using recycled materials. Picture: Tony GussinLampard Community School students have created eye-catching panels outside the school using recycled materials. Picture: Tony Gussin

Stunning new artworks have been unveiled at Lampard Community School in Barnstaple.

Street artist Mel Saggs of 7th Pencil gave up two days to create the large mural panels, inspired by the students' artwork.

The students also created their own art panels using recycled materials and bright colours to produce eye-catching work.

Each class got to watch Mel at work and student Bailey Lang said: "I found it very inspiring because for myself I struggle with my artwork so to see a master at work is quite an opportunity."

Lampard Community School students have created eye-catching panels outside the school using recycled materials. Picture: Tony GussinLampard Community School students have created eye-catching panels outside the school using recycled materials. Picture: Tony Gussin

Teacher Rebecca Kingenstein added: "We are really pleased with the whole piece and Mel gave her time for free so we are really grateful to her for that."

She said the students love nothing more than trips to the beach to collect recycled materials and their artwork was constructed from everything from plastic bottles to wool, CDs, bags and tin cans.

Lampard Community School students have created eye-catching panels outside the school using recycled materials. Picture: Tony GussinLampard Community School students have created eye-catching panels outside the school using recycled materials. Picture: Tony Gussin