Lockdown mugs as Christmas thank you from pupils

An image showing an attractive mug with mosaic artwork forming a pair of hands, alongside a Christmas card

Christmas gifts for Horwood and Newton Tracey School community neighbours made from lockdown artwork created by the children. - Credit: HNTPS

Horwood and Newton Tracey Primary School has thanked its neighbours for their tremendous support during lockdown by delivering 'lockdown artwork' mugs with a Christmas card.  

During lockdown, the children each drew a square to represent their lockdown experience, which was put into a collaborative piece of artwork by art co-ordinator Rachael Hopkins.

A mosaic artwork created by squares made from children's artwork based on their lockdown experience and formed into a pair...

Artwork by Horwood and Newton Tracey Primary School pupils created to reflect their lockdown experience - Credit: HNTPS


The school near Barnstaple then decided to put the design onto mugs for the children to purchase, but also ordered enough mugs to give as a Christmas present to their local neighbours.  

Headteacher Lisa Eadie said: "We have been overwhelmed with messages of support and encouragement from the local community, as we have tried our best to cope with the challenges of Covid-19 and wanted to give something back. 

"The challenges this term have been immense but the staffing team have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the children receive a high-quality education with us.   

“We have also valued the support of our parents and carers.  HNTPS is such a special, small school community of which I am very proud!"

Horwood and Newton Tracey Primary School pupils Kasey and Sam delivering Christmas artwork mugs to their school's...

Horwood and Newton Tracey Primary School pupils Kasey and Sam delivering Christmas artwork mugs to their school's neighbours as a thank you for their support during the pandemic. - Credit: HNTPS

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