Young art was celebrated this month in a time capsule ceremony, designed to celebrate and inspire creativity in the area.

In partnership with housebuilder St Edward, children from St Barnabas and St Philip’s CE Primary placed drawings of their favourite things from the borough in a time capsule.  The capsule will be buried in the foundations of the new Kensington Primary Academy which is now in construction and due to open in 2016.Children grouped with drawings

As part of the ceremony Cllr Emma Will, Cabinet Member for Education and Libraries and the Head of Learning from the Design Museum, Catherine Ritman-Smith presented books to pupils and commented on the importance of creativity in education and inspiring young children through art and design.

The Design Museum, known for hosting some of the country’s most renowned exhibitions devoted to contemporary design and architecture, will be relocating to Kensington High Street in 2016.

Head of Learning for the Design Museum, Catherine Ritman-Smith, said:

“The quality of all of the drawings is outstanding and it is hard to believe that the students are only four and five years old.  It is wonderful to see such colourful and vibrant pictures of Kensington and see children expressing their inner creative personalities through art.”

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