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Parents invited to Big Draw

Posted onPosted on 8th Oct
Parents invited to Big Draw

Four schools in Mansfield have joined forces with Rufford Craft Centre and Jubilee Tesco to take part in the Big Draw.

Wynndale, Oak Tree, Asquith and Berry Hill primarysSchools are all running family workshops, facilitated by artists from Rufford Craft Centre, to make clay poppies. These poppies will be displayed in an exhibition at Rufford from Sunday, 5th October and over the half term holiday.

The schools have enjoyed taking part in Big Draw for the past few years and this year the theme of Future Fields is linked to the children’s learning about the Great War.

Parents and carers are working alongside their children to create clay poppies that contain poppy seeds. Once the exhibition is finished the schools will be able to crush the art work and plant the poppy seeds. All the schools have garden areas where a bright and colourful poppy display will be a reminder of the work they have done and also the commemoration of the Great War.

Jayne Gibbons head of Wynndale Primary, said: “We take part in lots of family art projects but Big Draw is a regular occasion for us. It is great for our families to work alongside professional artists, to be part of an art exhibition and to be made aware of half term art activities that take place locally.

School children are also creating artwork that will be displayed through the October half-term holidays at Jubilee Tesco, Oak Tree. The store has also agreed to make a donation towards school art resources.

Laura Brocklehurst said: “This is the second time the store has supported the four schools to take part in Big Draw. We love displaying the children’s art work in store. Many of our customers comment how lovely it is to see.”