Trib­ute to teacher will ben­e­fit chil­dren

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - REMEMBER WHEN? - by Mike Ben­nett

Trib­ute to for­mer deputy head

proudly un­veiled their trib­ute to their late deputy head teacher Carol Webb.

Artist Jean Even­nett has been work­ing with a group of Year 9 young­sters on the project out­side school hours.

Mrs Webb was a lover of the artist L.S. Lowry and the group de­cided to re­cre­ate one of his works as a me­mo­rial win­dow in her hon­our.

Now they have com­pleted their ver­sion of A Lan­cashire Vil­lage, which was one of her favourites – a copy stood in her art room for many years.

The project has been so suc­cess­ful that the group have de­cided to re­cre­ate other fa­mous paint­ings us­ing glass.

Their take on pic­tures by artists in­clud­ing Van Gogh, Pi­casso, Rousseau and Andy Warhol will even­tu­ally be dis­played around the school’s art block.

They are also hop­ing to take their skills out to pri­mary schools and help younger chil­dren make their own win­dows to dis­play in their schools.


Un­for­tu­nately the project only has enough fund­ing to last six weeks and staff and stu­dents are look­ing for spon­sor­ship, per­haps in re­turn for a win­dow.

The money would not only al­low stu­dents to work with pri­mary school pupils but could also be used for other com­mu­nity projects, the school says.

Any­one in­ter­ested in com­mis­sion­ing work or spon­sor­ing or work­ing with the group should con­tact Linda Bolt on 01233 634171 ex­ten­sion 234, or e-mail


Jes­sica Davies, Char­lotte Lon­g­ley, Stacey Mundy, Sarah Ben­nett and Eloise Hog­a­rth with some of the group’s win­dows

Pic­ture by Danny Rhodes pd1197928

Sarah Ben­nett, Stacey Mundy and Jes­sica Davies with the me­mo­rial win­dow

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