AN artist from Westhoughton drew her inspiration from children to create a lasting legacy on a new landmark building in Manchester.

Tracey Eastham used youngsters’ ideas and imagery to develop a piece of artwork to hang at One Angel Square, The Co-operative’s new head office in Manchester.

The work reflects the development’s standing as Europe’s most sustainable large office building.

The 30-year-old artist worked with children as part of The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution programme to look at the concepts of sustainability, community; co-operation and environment and used their ideas and imagery for the 2.5 metre piece of artwork.

Tracey said: “I am delighted and proud to have taken part in this incredible project. The creativity and imagination of the children is truly inspirational and their ideas and images about environment; landscape and sustainability are captured within the finished work.

“Sustainability is one of the key issues facing our society and to have had the opportunity to inspire young minds to think about safeguarding our environment for future generations, while developing their creativity, has been an absolute honour.”

Isabelle Bryan, The Co-operative’s community investment adviser, said: “Our Green Schools Revolution programme offers interactive opportunities for pupils to learn about sustainability and protecting the environment.

“We were thrilled to see how the pupils engaged with this project and were delighted with the reaction that the finished work received.

“We hope that the children, their parents and the schools will all feel proud and inspired by the part they played in creating a lasting piece of artwork.”

The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution programme is available to all UK primary and secondary schools to inspire change in their schools, homes and local communities. For details go to