Pupils’ artwork brightens up play park

The pupils showing off their artwork at the recent opening ceremony
The pupils showing off their artwork at the recent opening ceremony
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A CHILDREN’S play area has been given a splash of colour with artwork from pupils at Chidham Primary School.

The chimney labelled ‘blockcrete’ that stood in Marshall’s yard, next to Nutbourne Halt railway station, was demolished a few years ago to make way for housing.

Hambrook District Residents Association recently updated the children's 'artwork in the village play area and held a little ceremony to 'celebrate. SUS-150123-122454001

Hambrook District Residents Association recently updated the children's 'artwork in the village play area and held a little ceremony to 'celebrate. SUS-150123-122454001

One vestige remains however - the children’s play area, donated to the local community by developer Marshalls Mono and administered by Hambrook District Residents Association (HDRA).

Set between houses and a row of trees, the area is bright enough in summer but dull in winter, so it was decided to liven it up with a display of paintings created by pupils at Chidham Primary School.

The original artwork was showing its age, so the children set about creating a collection of bright pictures, from which 17 were chosen for display.

HDRA secretary Nigel Else organised the printing and mounting of weatherproof copies, which the association paid for.

A small opening ceremony last month brought together the young artists, parents, school staff and representatives of HDRA to celebrate this colourful addition to the village.