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Aztec mural at Icknield Junior School, Luton

Icknield Primary School, Luton

A large pyramid of graphic tiles forming a wonderful mural on the Aztecs in the hall of Icknield Primary School, Luton. The mural was produced by Icknield High School’s Art Factory in 1996, and was a liaison project involving both staff and pupils of both schools.

Aztec mural at Icknield Junior School, Luton
Aztec mural at Icknield Junior School, Luton

After years of working in Icknield Junior School, and admiring their mural on the Aztecs, when we finally got around to photographing it we found they’d lost the centrepiece! It was a 3-D model of Tlaloc’s head. They’d really appreciate any offers to replace it!
We first worked here in 1995, the year before the mural was created; over the last two decades the mural has stayed fresh and bright (though still missing its top tile!)

Teacher Paul Ramsay models the ex-BBC Aztec headdress, October 2016
Teacher Paul Ramsay models the ex-BBC Aztec headdress, October 2016

At the end of our Aztecs workshop with three Year 6 classes at the school (autumn term 2016) - our 10th visit - we donated a large faux ‘Aztec’ headdress that has hung on the wall of our resource centre in London for 20 years or more: it was given to Mexicolore many years ago by the BBC after we had helped them prepare for a documentary on the Aztecs. As we need to downsize at our base, we are choosing schools where we’ve worked for many years to give them items that we no longer have space for. We’re always impressed by the positive, happy and well motivated atmosphere at this school.
Many thanks to all for hosting us so well.

The mural with plaque, Icknield Primary School
The mural with plaque, Icknield Primary School

Photos by Ian Mursell/Mexicolore.