ARTWORK designed by a group of students is set to brighten up Tullibody Civic Centre.

The window murals, designed by a class of portfolio preparation students at Forth Valley College, will be freshen up the connecting tunnel between the centre and its sports hall.

The 10 strong class – including Kayleigh Boyle, Lucy Croy, Hassan Khan, Lisa Paterson, Stacy Risk, Lauren Dawn Stuart, Kaela Taylor, Dean Ward and Ciara Waugh – will also be showcasing their works at an exhibition from next Tuesday, June 7.

Supported by the Community Justice Youth Diversion Fund, awarded by Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI), the window mural has a sporting theme and shows the River Forth.

Janette McGowan, chairperson at Tullibody Community Development Trust, explained how the students visited Tullibody Heritage Centre to speak to chair Chris Calder and look at historical displays.

She said: “The students have developed their own individual portfolios and we can't wait to see them displayed around our centre during the open evening exhibition staring on Tuesday, June 7.

“It is open to everyone in the community and will also be open during centre’s opening hours.

“As I write, the students and lecturers are adding the finishing touches to the mural they've designed in our sports tunnel leading to the sports hall.

“We can't wait for the reveal!”

The students were supported by creative industries lecturers Angie McLaren and Lesley McDermott while the project has also been backed by community policing officer PC Leigh Allan.

Janette added: “We'd like to thank Anthea at CTSI for awarding us grant funding from the Community Justice Youth Diversion Fund to purchase the art and design materials, and of course Angie, Lesley and Leigh for their support in this youth project.

“We hope it will be the first of many more to come.”

The free exhibition will launch at 7.30pm next Tuesday and will be available to view during the opening hours of the centre until June 21.

Angie McLaren, lecturer, said: “The class have experimented and developed ideas using a range of art and design materials.

“They worked as a team throughout the planning and implementation of the creative project and both their creative and organisational skills have been outstanding.

“This certainly won’t be the last you hear from these talented students.

“Colour and pattern can have positive effects on people’s wellbeing using bold and uplifting colours with shapes inspired by the centre and its history.

“Students have created a walk through vibrant contemporary design, which hopefully lifts moods and creates a talking point.”