Looking back to a Horsham District school’s EcoArt project in 2011

This week we travel ten years back in time to William Penn School’s EcoArt project.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 1:32 pm
HOR 150211  Eco-Arts day at William Penn Schoolphoto by derek martin ENGSNL00120110215163924
HOR 150211 Eco-Arts day at William Penn Schoolphoto by derek martin ENGSNL00120110215163924

Our reporter at the time wrote:

CHILDREN at William Penn School in Coolham have been looking at new ways to reuse materials in an EcoArt project. All year groups at the primary school enjoyed flower pot painting, weaving, making scarecrows and investigating wind energy as part of the two-day event.

A spokesperson for the school said: “All the children have thoroughly enjoyed their eco-art fun and the opportunities have given them lots of ideas for how to reuse things that they would normally throw away.

HOR 150211 Eco-Arts day at William Penn Schoolphoto by derek martin ENGSNL00120110215163940

“Children were given guidance on how to make or begin their activities but the finished project involved lots of their own thought and so each project is as individual as the children themselves.

“The two days have been a huge success, both in terms of the learning involved and the fun had by children, teaching staff and parent helpers who are invaluable to this type of activity.”

HOR 150211 Eco-Arts day at William Penn Schoolphoto by derek martin ENGSNL00120110215163954