Lochaber High School reaches new heights to reflect inspirational backdrop of Ben Nevis
On Sunday 9th June, the Dulux riders cycled through Fort William, Highland to present a plaque to commemorate the occasion and celebrated with local volunteers on their colourful transformation achievement. Sourced by Groundwork UK and designed by the school’s pupils as part of an art and colour project, the mural was inspired by the backdrop of Ben Nevis and its Scottish heritage. Reflecting the ‘Year of Natural Scotland’, the mural features the mountain range, lochs, beaches and ruined castles, using splashes of bright colour to add vibrancy.
Room 13 at Lochaber High School is used by pupils and the community for arts and music, and has now been transformed into a creative space for the pupils to feel motivated and inspired by. The Lochaber High School was chosen by the Let’s Colour Project noting the positive impact it would have on the daily lives of 1000 people in the surrounding area. Dulux Decorator Centre in Maryhill donated 100 litres required to complete the colourful transformation.
The team of over 100 Let’s Colour riders, made up of Dulux employees and customers, cycled 960 miles over nine days starting in John O’Groats on 8th June before completing their momentous cycle challenge at Land’s End on 16th June to raise up to £250,000 for The Outward Bound Trust charity.
Jim Sutherland, Head teacher at Fort William said: “We’re very proud to have been chosen as one of the Let’s Colour UK projects along the Deloitte Ride Across Britain cycle route. The transformation has not only improved Room 13 aesthetically, but has motivated the pupils to think creatively by adding their own sparkle and given them a sense of pride in being part of their community.”