Year 11 student creates inspirational community artwork

Bridgewater student paints Manchester bee mural

Year 11 student, Amba, created her ‘Bee’ mural in Monton Village to commemorate the Manchester Arena bombing.

Amba said of her artwork: “I was inspired to do my Bee because of the tragic attack that happened in Manchester on 22nd May. When the news came through of the attack, I was with my family a the 9/11 Memorial Centre in New York and our first thoughts were of coming home to support our city.

“I am so proud to think that every time someone sees my Bee, it gives them a second to think about the victims and to commemorate them as they go on with their day.”

“Seeing the support for Manchester from around the world, really inspired me to do something to bring everyone together in my own town, and from the inspiration of all the amazing artworks around Manchester, I decided to paint my own Bee for the village.

“I am so proud to think that every time someone sees my Bee, it gives them a second to think about the victims and to commemorate them as they go on with their day.”

Mrs Nairn, Headmistress at Bridgewater School, praised Amba for her creativity and community spirit, saying: “At Bridgewater we truly believe in our overarching vision and aim of what we want our school to be in the future and part of that is developing pupils’ moral, social and cultural understanding, learning sensitivity to each other’s needs and the needs of the world outside school. Amba is a wonderful example of this.”

Since painting her mural, Amba has met with Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and former Manchester United player, Nicky Butt and told them her story. Her hope is that her work has inspired, and will continue to inspire people to get involved in their community.

The personal discoveries we help our students to make about themselves, their talents and capabilities, will shape and define the rest of their lives.


Bridgewater School Music Showcase

2019 Music Showcase

Please join us for our Music Showcase Evening in aid of St. Ann’s Hospice, taking place on Thursday 27th June 2019. Enjoy performances from across the school including vocalists, solo

Read more

ISA Essay Competition winner

Bridgewater wordsmith wins ISA Essay Competition

Bridgewater student Freya Melia has been awarded first prize in this year’s annual ISA Essay Competition, winning the Max Gate Essay Prize 2019 for her original piece of descriptive writing

Read more

Bridgewater School Annual Art Exhibition image5

2019 Annual Art Exhibition

Our Annual Art Exhibition took place on Thursday 23rd May, celebrating the artistic endeavours of our wonderfully creative and talented students. A showcase of art and creativity in all its

Read more

Bridgewater School Summer Carnival

Bridgewater School Summer Carnival

Bridgewater School proudly presents the Summer Carnival. Please join us between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday 22nd June for an afternoon of family fun in the grounds of Bridgewater School,

Read more