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Celebrating our culture, diversity and heritage in Batley. – 11 October 2021

On Friday young people from one of our secondary schools were delighted to showcase their art work and creative talents at Batley Train Station, when they unveiled their creations to our MP, Kim Leadbeater, and local councillors and other dignitaries. A group of talented year 8 artists from Upper Batley High School worked closely with local artist Emmeline North on her installation work “The Joy Project”. 26 individual and bespoke door and window panels have been designed to represent the history, heritage and culture of our wonderful town. This artwork represents the start of a new town trail where further artworks and murals will be unveiled over the coming months for everyone to enjoy. There will also be an app everyone can download to tell the story of Batley’s history via these vibrant artworks.


Our family of schools are proud of our artistic talents, which are celebrated and developed via our successful annual Changes Project, and through creative collaborations such as this one with local artists and Creative Scene. At Batley Multi Academy Trust we talk about Batley being famous for beds, biscuits and brilliant education. This superb work showcased across our community is evidence of that talent and success. As scientist Albert Einstein once famously said “Creativity is intelligence having fun”.