‘Mega Mosaic Makers’, celebrating creative mosaic art in primary schools, is organised by BAMM, the British Association of Modern Mosaic and sponsored by Topps Tiles.
Bedwas Junior School mosaic has won third prize in this national competition for 2012. Both the artist and the school won vouchers to buy mosaic materials from 'Mosaic Trader' which we are going to be using to buy the necessary materials for the next mosaic.
The inspiration for this mosaic project was taken from the local school environment, in particular the Rhymney River, to celebrate the strength of the local community of Bedwas near Caerphilly in South Wales. As the children’s literacy work in years five and six had been based upon celebrating differences, Samantha Hall, the Curriculum Co-ordinator wanted this to be evident in their mosaic and was keen to infuse the design with patterns of textiles and rugs from around the world.