Success for Worthing school’s art fortnight

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HAWTHORNS First School’s annual art fortnight was a success this year, thanks to African arts and crafts.

The African theme was taken on by the school after year-one teacher Sarah Gledhill visited Kenya to volunteer in decorating an orphanage.

The children all took part in different activities during the two weeks, including making African masks and mud huts, animal printing and collages.

Art co-ordinator at the school, Kirsty Carpenter, said: “We like to base the event around something meaningful to the children.

“It was brilliant, all the children thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Kirsty added that what set this year apart from every other year was the African drumming.

She said: “Everyone got to have a go, even the nursery. The people who came in had enough drums for every child to get involved.”

Parents of the pupils also came to visit the exhibition on the last day of the fortnight.