Pupils from Exeter Road primary school decorate out Exmouth Laundrette with their artwork. Pupils Emily, Rosie, Naomi, Mikey, Francesca and Jake with headteacher Mr Gosling and laundrette owner Jef Pirie. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 4225-39-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders
Monday, October 7, 2013
Young artists from Exmouth have again been given the chance to display their best work by a local businessman.
Every year, Jef Pirie invites youngsters from town schools to decorate his laundrettes, and this year it was the turn of Exeter Road Primary School to provide art for Exmouth Laundrette in High Street.
In return for the pupils’ efforts, Jef makes a donation to the school, which this year is set to be spent on supplies for its craft club.
Jef said: “I’m always pleasantly surprised at the contributions the schools make. I’ve been doing this for a number of years now and I’ve never been disappointed.
“The pieces are always very different, and refresh the atmosphere in the laundrette for my regulars, and everybody really appreciates the kids’ work. Sometimes, even at their early age, some of the work is really quite excellent.”
“I’m very passionate about art and about giving youngsters a place where their art goes on display, so it gives them a sense of achievement from their work being seen by the general public.”