Teaming up to create a real work of art

Fairfield Infant School organised an art morning for schools in their cluster to get together to create a large picture using different mediums, which will then be displayed in Havant Library.''Pictured are: (l-r) Fairfield Infant School pupils Peter Chalcraft (6), Lily Baker (6), Evie Moore (5) and Freya Lynton-Evans (6) during the art morning.''Picture: Sarah Standing (131642-8141)
Fairfield Infant School organised an art morning for schools in their cluster to get together to create a large picture using different mediums, which will then be displayed in Havant Library.''Pictured are: (l-r) Fairfield Infant School pupils Peter Chalcraft (6), Lily Baker (6), Evie Moore (5) and Freya Lynton-Evans (6) during the art morning.''Picture: Sarah Standing (131642-8141)
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STUDENTS from a secondary school in Havant have been inspiring younger pupils to get arty in a project.

The project took place at Fairfield Infants School and pupils from Warblington helped out.

The children were tasked with making a giant picture modelled on a smaller example.

A total of 25 pieces of art then made up one giant picture which will go on display in the school library.

Pupils from Emsworth Primary, Bidbury Infants, Bidbury Juniors, Bosmere Juniors and St James Primary also took part.

Teacher Lorna Carpenter said: ‘It promotes teamwork.

‘They can work with other children who they haven’t worked with before.’

Different tables were set up in the school hall with different coloured materials and paints for the children to use.

Teacher Amy Mason added: ‘It’s for the gifted and talented artists. It’s a chance for them to showcase their talents.

‘They have enjoyed having the chance to do it.’

Rebecca Thomas is an art teacher at Warblington School.

She said: ‘It’s for community links. A lot of the students went to Fairfield so they were very excited to come back to their old school and help out students doing some artwork.

‘Warblington really wants to branch out into the community so having an opportunity to work with other schools is really important.

‘They have absolutely loved it. They have been talking about it for the past two weeks. They have got really involved with the work with the kids and have been sharing their expertise.’

Year 8 pupil Lucy Payne, 13, said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed it. We don’t really get to spend much time with little kids.

‘They have really enjoyed it because it’s probably quite different to what they normally do in their art lessons.’