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A class of BTEC Level 3 Art and Design students showcased their artistic talent at the Brick Street Festival in Wigan.

Working with a real client and deadline, the students’ brief was to create promotional merchandise for a newly opened café and workshop. The project delivered by local Charity, The Brick, benefits the local area and provides those in need with crucial skills and a source of employment. 

Located within touching distance of Wigan’s historic canal, the bike repair shop and café are perfect for those on a canal-side bike ride. The students promoted the work of The Brickworks and the café by designing their merchandise around the theme of cycling.

T-shirts, mugs, keyrings, postcards, badges and framed artwork were all designed to an excellent standard. Juliana Charltonova, an Art and Design teacher at the college, said: “I am extremely proud of the students for their efforts. The designs showcase both the importance of The Brick’s project and the artistic talent that we have in abundance here at St John Rigby College.”

The students then had the opportunity to sell their merchandise at the Brick Street Festival and were met with glowing feedback by the public. Over £100 was raised for The Brick and the students helped to raise awareness of the new project and its positive impact on the community.