Animal art fun for schoolchildren

Five-year-old Toby McNamee and other pupils at Rushton School
Five-year-old Toby McNamee and other pupils at Rushton School

A village primary school has held an art fun day for its children.

The 92 pupils at Rushton Primary school enjoyed a range of activities yesterday (Monday, July 15), which were based on an animal theme.

Students and lecturers from the University of Northampton helped the children make the most of the day by using different materials to create collage scenes of woodland areas.

Emma Davies, an art specialist from Geddington, worked with the children across the school using charcoal and pastels to create animal pictures.

Meanwhile ZooLab bought in a number of exotic animals for the children to touch, hold and learn about.

The school has thanked all the helpers, the Parents and Community Association for their donation and the Desborough Community Development Trust, which awarded the school £5 per pupil to spend on the day.