PROUDLY displaying their works of art, these children had their creations beamed onto a world-famous landmark, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Joining youngsters from across Britain, pupils at Broomhill First School took part in the national Face Britain project.
And last week, they were rewarded by an incredible site, when a giant image of the Queen, made up of more than 200,000 self-portraits – including their own – was projected onto Buckingham Palace, pictured right.
Organisers are also hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for the most artists working on the same art installation – the current being 28,267 artists who contributed to an installation in Israel in 2009 – and following the projection of the montage onto the Palace, it is being assessed as to whether a new world record has been set.
Broomhill First School headteacher Hazel Jenkins said: “I am absolutely delighted that our school has been involved with this. It has been a very worthwhile project.”
The monarch montage was projected onto the Palace on three consecutive nights, starting last Thursday, as well as being simultaneously screened for 24 hours on big screens across the UK.
Children aged between four and 16 took part in the project and were asked to create a self-portrait in any form they wanted.
And the youngsters from Broomhill First School embraced the task.
Teacher Elaine Brindle said: “It has been really exciting. Every child at the school painted a self-portrait. We had a few different styles.
“The youngest children did a typical self-portrait looking in a mirror. The Year One and Two children did a portrait in a Pointillism style, made up of lots of tiny little dots, and the older children in school did a self-portrait in a Picasso style, so we had lots of bright, colourful portraits.”
The Face Britain project was created by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts and brought to life by PhotoBox to provide a platform to celebrate the nation’s children and young people in the lead up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as well as The London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The children’s self portraits will be stored in perpetuity for the nation by the British Library.
Many of Britain’s best-known faces also donated self-portraits, including Jamie Oliver and Sir Geoff Hurst, and their creations will be auctioned on eBay from May 3 in support of the work of The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.