School was turned into art gallery

Crowland Southview Primary exhibition'Victorian room with back Alfie Parkin, Kyle Warner, Milly Warner, front Freddie Parkin, Ella Stimson, Archie Parkin ANL-140626-195159001
Crowland Southview Primary exhibition'Victorian room with back Alfie Parkin, Kyle Warner, Milly Warner, front Freddie Parkin, Ella Stimson, Archie Parkin ANL-140626-195159001
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South View Primary School in Crowland raised approximately £240 when the hall was turned into an art gallery.

The event was held to commemorate South View before it moves location in September to the site of the old secondary school.

The children’s artwork, many pieces of which depicted the school through the eyes of its pupils, was professionally framed and hung by Alistair McCready of Images in Rutland.

The pupils also created a 3D sculpture spelling out “Our Crowland”, a construction covered with photos of the school and its students from the time that it opened till present day.

The art gallery was not the only historic element of the open evening though; each of the school’s classrooms was transformed to represent an era from Crowland’s past.

While some children got the chance to discover what education was like in the Victorian period, others looked into how the area was affected by World War II.

Catherine Brooks, one of the evening’s organisers, said: “The event was a complete success and many guests bought pieces of the children’s artwork.

“South View is a really important part of the community, so it is important that we celebrate it before it changes.”