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Pupils' maritime artwork

PUBLISHED: 14:14 29 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:24 07 July 2010

Children at Wells have been busy creating a series of multi-media artworks reflecting the maritime theme of their town.

It is all part of a wide-ranging community project Wells Primary and nursery school have been involved with during the second half of the summer term.

Children at Wells have been busy creating a series of multi-media artwork reflecting the maritime theme of their town.

It is all part of a wide-ranging community project Wells Primary and nursery school have been involved with during the second half of the summer term.

The pupils came up with all sorts of creative pieces based on the maritime heritage theme and their work is now on public show until mid-August at the town's St Nicholas Church on Church Street.

Felt-making, photographic images and three-dimensional pieces are just some of the forms they have created.

School head Carol Jennings said the community project, which embraced a wide range of elements including workshops, guest speakers, drama and music, had been really successful and had inspired the children.

The show includes an example of work by nearly all the pupils at the school.

"Our children have learned a huge amount from this project which has had a very inspiring and creative basis to it," said Mrs Jennings.

The project was funded by a near-£14,000 grant from Norfolk County Council and Awards for All and all its various strands and pre-planning were co-ordinated by Jane Wells.

Later this year a maritime-themed mural, to which the children contributed their ideas, painted by artist and friend of the school, Marilyn Jeffries, is to be put up on a wall outside the school.

The project culminated in a production which featured songs, dances and drama, film and interviews relating to the past and present maritime heritage of Wells.

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