Norwell Life Skills students create large-scale community basketball court mural
June 7, 2018
PALMERSTON, Ontario – Students at Norwell District Secondary School have completed an impressive project – designing and painting one of the largest painted basketball court murals in Canada.
The project was spearheaded by Norwell art teacher and basketball coach Mallory Tolcher and School Community Transition Program (also known as the Life Skills Program) teacher Lindsay Clements.
The inspiration for the project came from a few different sources. It started as a project that would add regulation lines to the town court, something that Tolcher knew there was a need for. She learned about Project Backboard, a non-profit group that transforms public basketball courts into works of art. With that inspiration, the idea for the Norwell project grew.