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Youngsters see designs come to life

Pot Kiln primary students with artist Sandy Larkman. ANL-150128-101617001
Pot Kiln primary students with artist Sandy Larkman. ANL-150128-101617001

Children at Pot Kiln Primary School in Great Cornard who took part in a project to create school logos have visited a local artist’s studio to bring their designs to life.

The students took part in a family creative project, which involved designing a logo for the school’s “Good to be Green” positive behavioural system.

Because of the school’s link to pottery, they were encouraged to create a logo based on potters.

One of the winning designs was based on the work of local ceramic artist Sandy Larkman, who is based in Edwardstone.

On Friday, the pupils behind the four winning designs, as voted on by classmates and the school council, visited Sandy’s studio.

Pupils Leigh Bolden, Wiktor Michalak, Jessica Lock and Tyrese Brooks, pictured, were joined by members of their family, as well as deputy headteacher Fiona Lock and early years specialist Michelle Wood.

Mrs Lock said the children had the opportunity to paint their logos on to whatever they liked, from plates to clay dinosaurs.

“The children enjoyed themselves, as well as having their parents present to share in their success,” she said.

“They were given free reign to create whatever they wanted. They were really motivated and involved in what they were doing.”

Each design is based on one of four colours which represent different values – something Mrs Lock said was integral to the school.

She said Pot Kiln was hoping to build stronger links with the community, especially with the school’s upcoming 50th anniversary.

“It was good to have that opportunity and for the children to broaden their experiences,” she said.

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