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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Out of this world

CRAFTY kids from Curracloe national school have been putting their talents to the test to complete an art project with a difference.

The children from St. Margaret's National School spent the winter building an outdoor classroom, so that they can spend the spring time learning about nature in a an outdoor setting.

The children transformed their courtyard with paint and mosaic, and all of the kids - from four to 12 years - made their mark.

The school collected recycled materials including buttons, beads, marbles, plastic toys and bottle tops to create the art work.

The materials were then cemented into the mosaic wall panels.

The theme for the project was 'Our World' and each of the pupils drawings were translated inot colourful painted table tops.

Science was also incorporated with a 'bug hotel' created for the wild life section and a weather station made for the yard.

The project was funded by a grant from the Department of Eduction and Science.

Wexford based artist Helen McLean worked with the students since October, encouraging them to design, paint and create their own artworks.

The Outdoor Classroom Art Project was officially launched by Mayor of Wexford, Philomena Roche at the school last Tuesday.

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