Cornwall Heritage Trust gave a £500 grant to this project which was run by The Cornwall Arts and Crafts CIC. The project ran towards the end of the summer holidays at Heartlands World Heritage site in Pool. The aim of the project was to engage teenagers from the area with their local heritage in an interesting and fun manner, and to investigate the inventions that made mining safer and more efficient throughout time. At the start of each painting session, a a discussion was held about this topic and how a mural could be created which depicted these inventions and united them in a colourful and enlightening way. The result is a wonderfully colourful and vibrant picture that now hangs in a prominent position near the Red River café at Heartlands.
The project educated a younger generation regarding the dangerous and unpleasant conditions that miners had to endure in the extraction of copper and tin. How inventions throughout time made the process of extraction safer and more efficient. The mural adds to visitors enjoyment of Heartlands as a World Heritage Site.