Plymstock AotC

Monday 5th July 2010



Elburton Primary School
Hooe Primary School
Goosewell Primary School
Dunstone County Primary School
Radford Dip Nature Reserve was a fitting venue for this nature-themed event. The study centre had not been used for some time, so clearing out was required and many commented that it was nice to see such a lovely location being put to good use again. With this in mind, local artist Jane Stevens decided to work with the children on large wildlife mosaics that will be permanently displayed in the study centre for all to enjoy. At the far end of the reserve a decked area was an excellent setting for environmental art activity, as children explored the colour wheel and built impressive structures using materials found in the surrounding woodland.

Meanwhile, back outside the study centre, music filled the air, as the children got the opportunity to try Samba drumming, concluding in a performance at the end of the day. Other activities included face painting, ceramic ‘plant’ tile making and a bug hunt with BTCV volunteers. The weather was ideal and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

“It provided an excellent opportunity for children from local schools to meet and work collaboratively, increasing self confidence, motivation and social skills.”, Elburton primary school.
Participating artists:
Christina Peters -Ceramic tiles
Jane Stevens -Mosaic
Patrick Pearson -Samba
Andy Blackwell -Environmental art
BTCV - Mini beast trail
Karen Mills of Fantasy Faces -Facepainting