Class 5 have recently taken part in the Durham County Council Art project – The Weardale Tub. A team of artists and authors are working with schools across Weardale with children making individual panels of glass. The panels are decorated with images of Weardale and will be made into a large mining tub. The tub will be displayed at Killhope Lead Mining Museum after the Easter holidays.
The team worked at Stanhope Barrington CofE Primary School for two days and held three art workshops and a writing workshop. Parents were invited to come into school to take part in the project with their children and the event was also attended by our Art Link Governor and Subject Leader.
The children loved the project and produced some really creative ideas for the representation of their home area – Weardale.
On the final day, a renowned author and poet worked with the class to create Haiku poetry which is now displayed in school.
This was an amazing opportunity for our children and exposes them not only to other professionals and experiences but also inspires them in terms of future career aspirations or future hobbies and interests.
We hope that we will be able to take the children and their parents to Killhope in the Summer term to see the Weardale Tub in all its glory.