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Brigstock pupils prove they are at the art of the community with outdoor exhibition

All artwork has been weatherproofed to ensure they survive any bad weather

Sunday, 14th February 2021, 7:00 am

Young artists attending a village primary school have put on their creative thinking caps to produce a stunning art display to raise the spirits of their community.

The children at Brigstock Latham’s Church of England Primary School have painted, collaged, sculpted, etched and pom-pommed a whole gallery of creations to adorn the grass verge outside their school premises.

From penguins to butterflies, pig-based dinosaurs to rainbows, the 70 artworks use items delivered in boxes to every child's home so pupils, and ex-pupils, could take part from home or in the classroom.

Shared headteacher, Sandy Ettridge, said: “Our school has tried to raise the spirits of the whole village with a fantastic display of art and creativity. Our wonderful children have worked so hard on their projects, at home and at school, and we feel so proud of each and every entry.

"So many children have entered and already the display has brightened the spirits of so many within our school and village community."

Ms Ettridge added: ”It's a celebration of talent and its a bit of therapy. Some of the children have said it makes them feel happy and calm.

"There's a wide variety but the rainbow features as a sign of hope. It's heart-warming to see so many people enjoy the display.

Chloe, eight, created a rainbow and a swallowtail butterfly.

She said: “I wanted to make something that would make everyone feel happy and hopeful.”

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