Alperton students took part in an exciting art competition organised by Brent Council and the charity Artists in Residence, run by our art teacher Andria Zafirakou. The competition was launched as part of an innovative project to decorate a giant 100m long hoarding in front of building works on Wembley High Road, just a stone’s throw from world-famous Wembley Stadium. 

Artists in Residence invited pupils from local school to produce their own artwork on the theme “What should Wembley look like in 20 years’ time?”

Over 600 entries were received from children aged 5-18 form seven primary and secondary schools in the area including Alperton Community School. 

Andria Zafirakou said:

The aim of the competition was to encourage students to use their imagination and to communicate their thoughts on what their local area could be like in the future. Their views on fantasy, sustainability, environmental preservation and cultural inclusion were all taken into consideration and I couldn’t be more delighted with the incredible response we had.
The quality of the images produced, along with the ideas the topic clearly prompted, was outstanding. Bold colours, bright ideas and huge energy and imagination, as we always find when young people make art. There was everything from spaceships to the kinds of outfits pets will be wearing. There was a lot of work featuring bicycles and a clear emphasis on the desire for a greener future, which came through strongly.”

Our students submitted the two fantastic designs below which are now on display at the Wembley Outdoor Art Gallery.

Why not take a stroll of Wembley High Road to admire this amazing display!