Thursday, 21 September 2017

The continued success of our HLF Schools Project is not only due to the continued support of our qualified helpers, but also the support of commercial organisations. Over five hundred school children have visited the Ovington project so far, and with the very generous support of Tesco supermarket every pupil has been provided with fresh fruit. On a weekly basis fruit and refreshments are collected from the local Watton supermarket and given the pupils in their break times

The fresh fruit manager Jacob and his colleagues have been extremely supportive and helpful in aiding the success of the project.

Jacob made us very much aware it is the company’s policy to support this type on community project, especially as it was including most of the local schools. He said this helps them to encourage healthy eating in children via our project, as well as when children visit their stores. Thank you Tesco

Friday, 21 April 2017

Wonderful examples of the work of the children that have visited and taken part in the first term of "Our Community-Our Church "schools project. Exploring the church, storytelling, looking at nature and interpreting what they have seen with art.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Church collage takes shapes

Artist Rebecca Mizon was joined by three young bidding artists as she began lining out the collage of St John's.

Progress is made in the setting out their interpretations of the church while Rebecca works on the large screen 

Texture and colour brings out the creative styles of the individual painters as their creations make progress 

On completion the final works have been placed in the church for the public display. The large screen will soon have many examples of individual artwork created by the schools on their visits. They are encouraged during their visits to use a wide range of materials to depict the changing church through the seasons. It will be lasting record for all to see. 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

On a glorious early spring day Westfield infant year 1 pupil enjoyed the outside activities as much as the indoor ones. In the Church they dressed up into character and took the roles of being mother and father, godparents and members of the family. They then listened with great interest to Lay Minster Jean who explained what happens at the christening, and they then christened a very well behaved doll.

Environment studies were taken very seriously after listening tot he story of "Babes in the Woods". After working out how use the magnifying glasses, camera and binoculars the search of the graveyard began to find creepy crawly things if interest

The Bird table created great interest. it was suggested the plastic dome was and umbrella for the birds then it rained, but eventually decided it was to stop the squirrels stealing the birds food.

Two fantastic pieces of work for the collage inspired by the findings during the Environment studies period.

An excited group of pupils from Watton Westfield Junior show their visit. 


Friday, 24 February 2017

Great Hockham help solve church mystery of St John Ovington's stained glass window. An enterprising pupil by using the zoom lens on his camera discovered the hidden detail which is showed the birch which beat Jesus before being placed on the cross, the leader used to lift him form the cross.

Story telling was great success with everybody getting into the story

But everybody enjoyed even more writing their own stories and creating their own character that hopefully will end up in their book.

Thank you Gt Hockham for great day