It’s a wrap as left­over pa­per cre­ates art

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

CHIL­DREN have found a use for left­over wrap­ping pa­per and cre­ated art­work for their schools.

Pupils from Hollinhey, Park Lane, Whirley, St John’s in Bolling­ton and Bro­ken Cross took part in the ‘Rain­bow Art Project’ or­gan­ised by the arts group Mag­pie – a not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that or­gan­ised art events in Mac­cles­field.

They were asked to bring in their used Christ­mas wrap­ping pa­per for a rain­bow sculp­ture project and each school spent the day with artist sculp­tor Lorna Fel­las to cre­ate their mas­ter­pieces.

Park Lane School cre­ated a 3-D flower gar­den, Hollinhey, a gi­ant beanstalk and Whirley, St John’s and Bro­ken Cross all made freeform clus­ters of colours.

Emma Houghton, from Bollin Val­ley Part­ner­ship, which helped put the event to­gether, said: “The chil­dren had great fun ex­plor­ing colour and get­ting to re-use some of the things they would nor­mally just throw away or re­cy­cle.

“Huge thanks to Mag­pie for fund­ing this, as schools don’t nor­mally get these op­por­tu­ni­ties. All the schools, teach­ers and chil­dren loved the work­shops and are buzzing with ideas on how to take the project fur­ther.”

Bolling­ton St John’s pupils Chloe Green, Molly Row­lands, Casper Cot­trill and Isaac Dixon show one of the Rain­bow Sculp­ture Project art­works

Bolling­ton St John’s pupils Alan Kul­bida, James Don­lon, Wil­liam Acda and Ines Vanau­de­naerde

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