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Creative pupils in Bury St Edmunds join forces for art project




Pupils from Guildhall Feoffment Primary, King Edward VI School, Elisabeth Rutt, incoming King Edward head Lee Walker, outgoing head Geoff Barton, Cllr Patrick Chung, Cllr Patricia Warby and Cllr Frank Warby with one of the hangings.
Pupils from Guildhall Feoffment Primary, King Edward VI School, Elisabeth Rutt, incoming King Edward head Lee Walker, outgoing head Geoff Barton, Cllr Patrick Chung, Cllr Patricia Warby and Cllr Frank Warby with one of the hangings.

Creative pupils from schools across the Bury St Edmunds area are show-casing their art skills in a collaborative project.

More than 1,000 young people from the Bury Schools Partnership are involved in the initiative focusing on patterns and textures.

They are creating more than 20 hangings as well as constructed textile installations which will be displayed in the Apex, in Bury, from July to October.

Their work is based on the ‘patterns and texture journeys’ around the partnership’s 15 schools with pupils inspired by their respective school’s architecture and patterns within their classrooms.

Children from Years 5 and 6 across the partnership have been attending workshops at King Edward VI School’s visual arts centre this week to work on the project.

They have worked alongside professional artist Elisabeth Rutt, of Elmswell.

Kate Brown, head of visual arts at King Edward VI School, said: “It’s been brilliant and gone really well. Students are collaborating really nicely with our Year 7 and 8 student leaders.

“We’ve got all our Year 9 students working on the project aswell.”

The initiative has received funding from councillors Clive Springett, Patrick Chung and Frank and Patricia Warby.

For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.



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