A BASINGSTOKE college and a trampoline park has joined forces to encourage student’s creativity.

Queen Mary’s College (QMC) in Cliddesden Road, and the Jump Factory, based in Rutherford Road, has joined together to create the opportunity for students to help re-design an area for children’s parties at the leisure facility, while contributing to their coursework.

Students on the college’s level three extended diploma in art and design course received a brief to re-design the party rooms at Jump Factory, with three walls to be decorated and a focal wall for birthday party photos.

Richard White, partner at the Jump Factory, approached QMC with the idea.

He said: “We really wanted to pep the walls up, and QMC grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

“We are currently in the judging process now, and once we got down to the last five, that is when it really started to get tough.

“All the work that we received from the students is very good, and it was great to get the community involved, especially as a former QMC pupil myself.”

Once the winner has been decided, they will get the opportunity to paint the design onto the walls of the rooms.

The other artwork that was submitted by students but not used will also be put on display for a few weeks.

Mr White added: “It is great to be able to offer this rare opportunity and we are looking forward to having the new artwork inside. There is a lot going on at Jump Factory, including free-running lessons with our partnership with 3run.”

Melanie Rose, teacher of fine art at QMC, who set the project brief, said: “The project has been woven into the students learning and is particular to one of their units of study.

“It has been a fantastic opportunity as the project is fast paced and live, so the students have had to produce scale designs working with a specific brief within a set timeframe.”