Pupils showing off art and soul

Sophie Blunden and Abigail Barker show off their designs during Anchorsholme Academy's Art Week.
Sophie Blunden and Abigail Barker show off their designs during Anchorsholme Academy's Art Week.
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Art week at Anchorsholme Academy had it all – bright colours, paint pots, messy materials and even a professional artist.

The school welcomed children back after half term with a special learning week focussing on artwork.

Local artist Amanda Jewitt joined youngsters in classes on Thursday, November 7, to help them create leaves for a ‘tree of learning’ being constructed in the school.

Pupil JaJa Inskeep said: “The tree shows that we are all growing and we’re all one happy family.”

Children also learned from the work of artist Otmar Alt, who designed the school’s lettering for its new logos and branding, taking inspiration from the quirky designs.

The 615 pupils at the primary school have put the finishing touches to their recently revamped school buildings, filling it with imaginative work.

And children created iron sculptures to reflect the school’s ethos and to be mounted on the school’s railings.

Kim Pearcy, school business manager, said: “We spent the week producing artwork that reflects our academy.

“The children thought carefully about how they want their school to be viewed by others and composed inspirational thoughts that will be displayed on our front railings.”

Nine-year-old Phillip Lancaster said: “It was fun, we used our imaginations and worked as a team.”

And Abigail Barker, eight, said: “I have enjoyed learning about art.”

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