Pupils show creative side during arts week

Swiss Gardens Primary School, Shoreham
Swiss Gardens Primary School, Shoreham
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PUPILS showed they had sculpting skills and a passion for painting when they took part in a number of creative arts projects last week.

The children from Swiss Gardens Primary School in Shoreham spent the week creating works of art to brighten up their school.

The pieces also had to represent the school motto, FREE, which stands for friendship, respect, excellence and enjoyment.

The children took part in 16 workshops including screen painting, mosaic making, sculpture, collage and painting, all run by staff, parents and two local artists.

Teacher Lisa Sharpe said the children had benefited from working in mixed age groups, from reception through to year six.

“Governors visited throughout the week and were impressed by how the children worked collaboratively and supported each other, as well as how they understood the school’s values of respect, working hard and caring for each other,” said Mrs Sharpe.

She said the week had been a big hit with the pupils, one of whom had told her it was their favourite week of the year.

Mrs Sharpe said the school, in Swiss Gardens, Shoreham, would like to say a big thank you to B&Q Shoreham, Travis Perkins, Topps Tiles, The Martlets Hospice and D.J. Geoghegan Ltd for giving up their time and materials.