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Harriet Johnson Centre mural

We have painted a mural on the external walls of The Harriet Johnson Community Centre, Sompting.


A huge THANK YOU to all the pupils at Sompting Village Primary School

for their help with this project. We were very impressed with the children’s designs that influenced the mural and their enthusiasm for painting despite the wet weather.


We briefed the children on the project during a school assembly; they produced excellent ideas and drawings which inspired our final designs.

The mural covers four external walls and the designs are based on:


  • St. Mary’s Church, Sompting, situated on the South Downs,

            dates back over 1000 years and is famous for its Saxon tower.


  • In the grounds of the centre there is a World War Two air raid shelter; reference to this was made by the children creating a field of poppies.


  • Sompting was well known in the 19th Century for its orchards, the design on the garden wall depicts the apple tree throughout the seasons.


  • Two panels represent different eras of education. Harriet Johnson, famous for her revolutionary teaching methods during the Victorian era and Sompting Village Primary School's modern day logo.


The mural was commissioned and funded by Sompting Parish Council.  

Adur District Council and Gardner & Scardifield also made contributions to the project which was completed October 2012.

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