Hive of activity at Dunannie

Posted on 10th May 2018

Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie was a hive of activity last week when two local sculptors visited the school to help celebrate ‘Insect Week'.

In a departure from the usual timetable, children threw all their concentration into learning about insects and creating work reflecting the theme.

Sculptors, Cara Wassenberg and Madeline Allison, who both have studios in Hampshire, worked with the children for two days to create a huge copper structure that will eventually be positioned in the playground. The design, which is made up of moving parts, includes a stag beetle, a dragon fly and a bee – the motif of Bedales Schools.

The walls of the school library were adorned with all the insect related work that had been achieved over the week, ranging from poetry to scientific and mathematical research.

Head of Dunannie, Jo Webbern said: “Not only will the sculpture be a thing of beauty that the children have played a part in creating, but it will also be a learning tool for the future.”

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