Willmott Dixon Group
Wathen Grange School
Wathen Grange School,
Romans in Mancetter
Fairlawn Primary School
Fairlawn Primary School,
Exploring Nature in
Bristol, European Green
Pupils fromWathen Grange School, Atherton, learned all about the local Roman military fort of Mancetter, for
Willmott Dixon’s historic hoarding competition entry.
It is reputed that Boudiccan forces fought the Romans in Mancetter in the last great Roman battle; Both Church
Walk, where the school is based, and Manor Road, the location of the Willmott Dixon site, were Roman Annexes
and possibly camps.
This resulted in Willmott Dixon carrying out an archaeological dig which formed part of the planning conditions.
A group of 39 children plus teachers, parents and Skanska staff gave up their time during the half-term school
holidays to create these stunning hoardings.
Pupils aged between four and seven from the Fairlawn Primary School decorated the six panels to show how they
explore nature on their doorstep.
Their finished artwork was praised by Skanska’s Design Manager, Mike Charlesworth, who likened their paintings
to famous works of the French Impressionists, as displayed in the Tate Gallery.