A MURAL painted by Independent Living Skills students from Coleg Gwent has been given pride of place in a public garden.

The piece entitled Save our Environment features brightly-painted birds, animals and people and is now on display in the recently-restored Terence Gardens Welfare Park in Brynmawr.

Two groups of students learning about the environment spent several months working on the mural, made of recycled wood.

The students, studying at the Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone in Ebbw Vale, added shells to create different textures around the theme of protecting the global environment.

Terence Hughes, chairman of the Terence Garden Welfare Park, said: “The mural has brought vibrant colour to the gardens and an important message to embrace our global environment.

“We’re delighted that Coleg Gwent students’ work has played a part in the refurbishment of the gardens, which are Brynmawr’s heritage, and we are sure that visitors to the gardens will enjoy it too.”

Coleg Gwent learning support technician Anne Parker got students involved in the garden through her own work in the community project, and praised them for the “fantastic job”.