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…………….at Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy

2015 – Oct 2019

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’
Nelson Mandela

‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.’
Barack Obama

‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’
Andy Warhol

‘I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.’
Mother Teresa

‘No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.’
Madonna

‘Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.’
Ovid

‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’
Malala Yousafzai

‘To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.’
Winston S. Churchill

‘True life is lived when tiny changes occur.’
Leo Tolstoy

‘Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.’
Martin Luther King Jr.

‘All is flux, nothing stays still.’
Plato

‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
Mohandas Gandhi

‘Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.’
― Confucius

‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’
― Anne Frank

‘Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.’
― Stephen Hawking

‘Nothing happens unless something is moved.’
― Albert Einstein

‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’
― Charles Darwin

Some see change as a thing to fear or dread, instead of it being an adventure that has the potential to improve their life. Nothing stays the same, all things change, it is the one thing we can rely on. It is happening all the time, so it’s important to embrace it. Some changes occur beyond our control, which we must accept, but others we can make happen, and for the better, if we can just make the decision to do it.

In the Tao Te Ching (Chapter 64) Lao-Tzu wrote, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, and during the course of the last few years a collection of ‘single steps’ have made a significant difference at Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy. With six large projects by myself, accompanied by numerous structural and painted contributions from Site Manager Matt Hassall, magnolia walls and notice boards have disappeared and in their place a colourful and stimulating environment has emerged. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Rowlatts Mead, but what an exciting appearance it has now!

Here’s the ‘Before’………

…….. and here’s the ‘After’………

 

Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy, Balderstone Close, Leicester LE5 4ES

3 Parts Dirt! 10cc Abba AC/DC Achille-Etna Michallon Ajaz Akhtar Alberto Giacometti Albrecht Durer Alice in Wonderland Amsterdam Andrew Wyeth Andy Warhol Arctic Monkeys Art History Athletics Atomic Rooster Banksy Beatles Benjamin Marshall Bernard Cribbins Black Black Sunday Blondie Bob & Marcia Bob Marley Boxing Brian Brinkley Brushes app. Bucks Fizz Caesar Cambridge Camille Corot Cancer Canned Heat Castle Caverstede Early Years Centre 'Bigger Picture' Chalk Pastel Charcoal Charles R. Knight Charlie Small Children's Books Christo Claude Monet Coldplay Corinne Bailey Rae Coventry Creative Partnerships Crete Cricket Daniel Lambert Darren Fraser David Bomberg Deacon's School Dennis Creffield Diego Velάzquez Discovery Primary School Django Reinhardt Dogsthorpe Academy Drawing Edgar Degas Edvard Munch Egypt Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun Elton John Elvis Costello en plein air Epping Forest Europe Eurythmics Evolve magazine Exhibition Fitzwilliam Museum Floella Benjamin Foo Fighters Football Forest Schools Francesco Guardi Frank Auerbach Fred Astaire Frida Kahlo Fulbridge School Garage Door Gary Moore Gene Wilder Gentle Giant George Bellows George Gershwin Georges Braque Georgio de Chirico Gerry Rafferty Gian Lorenzo Bernini Gingerbread Man Giovanni Bellini Gladiator Glasgow Boys Glenn Frey Gnarls Barkley Greece Gruffalo Haiku Hands Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Hercules Brabazon Brabazon Iain Erskine Ian Anderson Ice Hockey Impressionism iPad Iron Curtain Jacob van Ruisdael Jacques Brel James Abbott McNeill Whistler James Ferrara Jamiroquai Jazz Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Jean-Francois Millet Jethro Tull JMW Turner Joe Cocker Johannes Vermeer John Constable John Lennon Johnny Kidd & the Pirates Juan Sánchez Cotán Jurassic Way Keane Killer Shrimp King's Cliffe Endowed Primary School King's Cliffe Primary Kit Downes Quintet KT Tunstall Lanchester Polytechnic Landscape Landscape painting Lascaux Laurel Barbieri Leningrad Lenny Kravitz Len Tabner Leonardo da Vinci Lewis Carroll Little Red Riding Hood Loch Craignish Lonnie Donegan Luke Steele Lynyrd Skynyrd Mad Hatter Madness Manfred Mann's Earth Band March Hare Marvin Gaye Media Media Archive for Central England Michael Jackson MichelAngelo Modest Mussorgsky Mosaic Moscow Mural Muse Music National Gallery Newark Hill Primary Nickel Creek Nick Ward Nina Simone Oasis Obsidian Art Gallery Owl Painting Panda Panorama Paul Cezanne Paul Gauguin Peterborough Peter Paul Rubens Picasso Pirates Pleurisy Pneumonia Portrait Procul Harem Queen Radio 3 Essential Classics Rafael Alberti Rainforest Ray Charles Red Hot Chili Peppers Rembrandt van Rijn Rene Magritte Right Angle Gallery River Nene Roald Dahl Rock Music Rod Campbell Rodrigo y Gabriela Rod Stewart Rogier van der Weyden Rolling Stones Romans Rome Rowlatts Hill Primary School Royal Academy Roy Clark Russia Salvator Rosa Sarah Walker Scotland Seascape Self Portrait Sistine Chapel Small Faces Sport Steppenwolf Stereophonics Swimming Talking Heads Terry Jacks The Automatic The BFG The Crooked House Himley The Doors The Editors The Jam The Killers The Moody Blues The Red Deltas The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Thin Lizzy Thomas Faed Tina Turner Titchmarsh School Titian Tom Jones Totem Pole Trompe l'oeil Tuscany USSR Venice Vienna Vincent Van Gogh Volcanic Voyager Academy Warmington School We Are Scientists William Hogarth William Law Primary School Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club YouTube

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