July 17, 2018
St. Mary’s are exploring its strong links to Buckfast Abbey which this year celebrates its Millennium. The Abbey was founded in 1018 and the children have been learning about the history and life of the Abbey.
Supported by The Helen Foundation, St Mary’s engaged artist James Hedge to work with the children to create a large 6m long banner reflecting the connection between the school and the Abbey. Using paint layering, wet ragging, sculling and paint splats the children had a thoroughly painterly day! Great fun – and a very impressive final result!