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Swaffham school gets arty for its centenary celebrations

Pupils and staff at The Sacred Heart School add the finishing touches to the centenary mosaic. Front left clockwise: Madeleine, Charlotte, Edward, Elizabeth, Carolyn Ash, Grace, Meg Heale, Lucy, Sister Francis Ridler, Harry, Isaac, Jacob and Jessica. ANL-140803-082540001

Pupils and staff at The Sacred Heart School add the finishing touches to the centenary mosaic. Front left clockwise: Madeleine, Charlotte, Edward, Elizabeth, Carolyn Ash, Grace, Meg Heale, Lucy, Sister Francis Ridler, Harry, Isaac, Jacob and Jessica. ANL-140803-082540001

A new mosaic is set to take pride of place at Swaffham’s Sacred Heart School as part of its centenary celebrations.

Pupils and staff joined forces under the guidance of mosaic artist Carolyn Ash to produce the artwork, which depicts Jesus.

The school’s headteacher, Sister Francis Ridler, said the work, which is set in Norfolk, had been inspired by a similar piece, depicting Buddha, at the Buddha centre in Norwich.

She said: “They have a fantastic painting which looks like a mosaic and we thought we could do a Sacred Heart type.

“We have all learned new skills, using different textures and materials and colours and shapes.”

The project was organised by Meg Heale, an art teacher at the school and has involved all of the pupils, aged between three and 16, The mosaic has cost around £1,500 to produce and has been sponsored by Emilie van Cutsem in memory of her husband, Hugh van Cutsem, who died last September.

 

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