Town's past inspires artists
YOUNG people at a Barnstaple school have been busy doing their bit to help enhance the town s heritage. Pupils at Lampard Community School have been working with local textile artist Clare Russell to produce colourful Batik designs that draw inspiration
YOUNG people at a Barnstaple school have been busy doing their bit to help enhance the town's heritage.Pupils at Lampard Community School have been working with local textile artist Clare Russell to produce colourful "Batik" designs that draw inspiration from Barnstaple's past.They have been using the ancient wax painting technique to produce a banner, one of a number being made by local schools to celebrate the restoration of the iconic Albert Clock and redevelopment of the town's heritage trail. The banners will be unveiled at the launch of the updated heritage trail in The Square on June 5.Educational outreach worker, Rebecca Brocklehurst said: "The project is a fun and interesting way for children to think about their surroundings."Newport Community School is also involved in the initiative, while children in Pilton are busy working with a theatre company to put on plays around the town in the run-up to the launch of the new trail.Scaffolding is set to go up around the clock tower at the beginning of next month, with work expected to last until September.