Mary Magdalene School Peckham Education Action Zone (PEAZ) project



In 2005 Jeff was selected to work with a number of other artists as part of a Peckham Education Action Zone (PEAZ) project. His brief was to work with pupils to create a friendship bench for Mary Magdalene School. The pupils were involved in every stage of the project and the result was a magnificent bench much loved and used by parents and children alike. The project began with the class witnessing the felling of the oak tree which was later transported to the school.

The Friend Ship.
Jeff worked with
artist Kate Pyper
who carved words
and small images
on the piece.

The class chose
words that would
keep the Friend
Ship afloat.


The finished
Friendship Bench