We recently reached the end of long-term project which involved 40 students in year 8 and 9 working with the Saatchi Gallery and Jack Petchey foundation. The students visited the Saatchi Gallery twice for tours, artist talks and workshops, then participated in two workshops in school to create their own large-scale paintings. The final part of the project took place in Gillett Square, Dalston, where they created inflatable scupltures, practised their photography skills and persuaded members of the public to interact with their artworks. They took photos of people posing in front on their paintings; the resulting images celebrate not only the creativity of our students, but also London’s diverse and friendly community.