For the last couple of days, I’ve had the pleasure in working at Walmore Hill Primary – one of the tiniest primary schools in Gloucestershire. With just 34 pupils in total, it’s the smallest school I’ve ever worked in, but where it lacks in numbers, it makes up with in personality and setting.
For those of you who don’t know it, it’s the little school you tootle past, just after the speed camera on the A48. If you blink, you miss it, which is a shame, as it really is a little gem of a school. As well as the smallest school I’ve worked at, it’s also the most picturesque. It sits perched on the hill and its two classrooms have the prime spot, looking across the peaceful Walmore Common, over to May Hill in the distance. It is this view that has inspired the mosaic that was made in two days with the pupils.
It depicts local landmarks like Walmore Common, May Hill, the River Severn, but also incorporates the school logo, which is a swan, affectionately referred to as ‘Minty’ by the pupils.
Every child in the school added their contribution and watched the mosaic picture evolve over the two days. It is now installed on an exterior wall near to the school entrance, for the children to enjoy, but also for visitors to admire.
For more information about my mosaic projects with schools, please take a look at my galleries on my schools page at www.rachelshilston.co.uk/schools