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A team from AkzoNobel visited Northumberland College in Ashington to celebrate a new mural, painted as part of the Let’s Colour initiative run by the global paints and coatings company, in association with Groundwork North East.
AkzoNobel provided paint, materials and equipment for students at the College who designed and painted a huge four-by-eight metre mural on the south side of the main building, the tallest in Ashington. The College is just a mile from AkzoNobel’s state-of-the-art £100m manufacturing plant, which is currently under construction, and due to commence operations in 2014.
Student Jade McCormack was present to celebrate the official unveiling of her design, which was inspired by the Woodhorn Colliery cutter and pit wheel, and includes the Northumberland flag colours as the basis for the background.
Jade was joined by the painting and decorating students who brought the design to life, as well as staff from the college, local MP Ian Lavery, councillors from Ashington Town Council and Northumberland County Council, and employees from AkzoNobel’s nearby manufacturing site. Also joining the celebrations was the iconic Dulux Dog, representing one of AkzoNobel’s best-known UK brands.