Lympstone youngsters paint murals on the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail

PUBLISHED: 15:25 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 June 2010

YOUNG people in Lympstone were invited to use their artistic talents to create stunning murals on the Exe Estuary Trail.

YOUNG people in Lympstone were invited to use their artistic talents to create stunning murals on the Exe Estuary Trail.

Earlier this year, Devon County Council paid for a local artist Andrew Stacey to lead four Exe Estuary-inspired art workshops attended by pupils from Lympstone Primary School.

The children were taken on estuary-side walks, cycle rides and a rock pool ramble. Andrew was helped by Exe Estuary Officer Jenny Lockett and East Devon District Council Education Ranger James Chubb in showing the children about the local ecology which inspired fantastic designs including worms, starfish, jellyfish, otters, seaweed and herons.

Andrew also worked with an experienced graffiti-style artist and several teenagers from Lympstone Youth Club.

They created their version of the design on the opposing wall.

Councillor Margaret Rogers. Devon County Council Executive Member for Environment, said: "All the young artists involved in this project will have had an exciting opportunity to contribute to a piece of community artwork that will be there for many years to come."

"They will also have learnt a lot about the importance and enjoyment of cycling and a lot about the estuary on which they live."

Councillor Bernard Hughes, Devon County Councillor for Exmouth Halsdon and Woodbury, said: "I welcome the involvement of local schoolchildren on the trail which provides them with a safe route between Lympstone and neighbouring towns and villages."

"The mural will give them ownership of the trail and hopefully if they regard the trail as their own they will ensure it is well looked after."

The school children's mural is on the western half of the wall, off Sowden Lane.

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