Rockford middle schoolers brighten Rockford neighborhood with murals


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Students from Lincoln Middle School added some color to a Rockford neighborhood on Thursday.

The students received a grant from the United Way to paint a mural at the Revell Street Strong House.

A “strong house” is a house in owned by the City of Rockford, typically in troubled neighborhoods, which is used as a workstation for Rockford police officers.

Murals were painted on the house after the students were inspired by a climate study which showed the migration impact on 300 birds in North America.

Art teacher Jillian Myers said, “It’s designed by the students. They’re inspired by what they learned about in the climate study by the Audubon Society, and they were inspired by the Golden Crowned Kinglet.”

The project came to fruition this week after planning started last fall.

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