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Kids get real 'London eyeful' of Houses of Parliament

PUBLISHED: 23:01 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:50 05 October 2010

Schoolkids find sky view of Parliament so 'palatable'

Schoolkids find sky view of Parliament so 'palatable'

YOUNG artists captured the London skyline from a whole new perspective when they went up the London Eye at the weekend. The teenagers sketched out the Houses of Parliament and other landmark sites from a new perspective—400ft above the Thames

Victoria Huntley

YOUNG artists captured the London skyline from a whole new perspective when they went up the London Eye at the weekend.

The teenagers sketched out the Houses of Parliament and other landmark sites from a new perspective—400ft above the Thames.

The students from East London’s Chisenhale Young Artists’ Group were treated to a bird’s eye view of the metropolis with two rotations on the big wheel on London’s Southbank on Saturday.

Chisenhale is now in its third year helping pupils from four East End schools, Raines Foundation, St Paul’s Way Community, Sir John Cass and Morpeth, to develop their creativity.

Painter and printmaker Kate Hardy and sculptor Kevin Harrison are running a 12-week course of weekly after school’ sessions at the Chisenhale centre by the Hertford Canal at Victoria Park.

The course leads an exhibition of the young people’s paintings and sculptures in February. Some pieces will also be exhibited in the ticket office at the London Eye, which has has also donated £1,000 to Chisenhale.

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