Students and pensioners get arty

CHARCOAL sketches of features and textures of an historical building were made by Backwell School students and a group of pensioners.

The school has forged a link with Age UK Somerset for the past two years and as well as a recent men’s cookery course run by the collaboration, some year 10 and 12 students joined with the Intercultural Friendship group for an art workshop at Nailsea Tithe Barn.

Led by art tutor Barbara Britton the resulting work was scanned to produce a wall hanging.

The school’s community arts manager Kathy Patterson said: “The intercultural group members said it was the best event they have ever had.

“The students mingled well, taking control where needed and adapting to the needs of the older people very considerately.”

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