PUPILS at Lavant Primary School have used their creative talents – producing art, drama and dance inspired by Chichester Cathedral.
Following a whole school visit to the cathedral, the children took a break from the normal curriculum to focus on arts projects related to art or artists associated with the historic building.
The week-long project culminated in a celebration evening, where the children and staff presented the fruits of their work to family, friends and guests.
“We are immensely proud of the children’s achievements and are delighted they have gained a real sense of connection with the cathedral,” said headteacher Adrian King.
Artwork on show included stained glass and stone-effect gargoyles. There were also textile wall hangings and a series of ten 3D pieces based on the Lazarus reliefs.
In addition, guests were treated to a live performance of a dance inspired by the Chagall window – a famous part of the cathedral and the last commissioned work of Marc Chagall.
The stained glass window was inspired by a psalm, and unveiled in the 1970s.
There were also songs performed by the school choir, as well as a spoof silent movie documenting the infamous collapse of the cathedral spire in 1861.