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Children at Barrow Hills School unveil "The Barrow Hills outbound hound"

Published Monday 1st of April 2019 12:36:49 PM

Children at Barrow Hills School once again proved their commitment to the local community by participating in this year’s Haslemere Hounds Community Arts project, creating the unique ‘Barrow Hills Outbound Hound’. The Barrow Hills hound is one of 100 hounds and 30 pups being produced by local artists and schools. Each work of art will go on ‘parade’ from May until September 2019 in the Haslemere Museum, after which they will be sold off with the proceeds going to a variety of charities. The Barrow Hills Outbound Hound is a collaboration between all children in the School from Nursery right through to Year 8. The hound is a collaged homage to the estate which surrounds Barrow Hills School. The central focus of the canine fiberglass masterpiece is a depiction of Great Roke, the main school building (an Arts and Crafts country house) supported by an illustrative garden theme representing the formal Gertrude Jekyll gardens and the School’s 33-acre estate and grounds. Art Scholars were responsible for painting the hound and designing the landscape style greenery for the rest of the School to colour, which was then attached to the hound. Years 7 and 8 created the buildings and logos to indicate the various School departments. Kitty Hatcher, Head of Art, who led the project said, “This is a wonderful initiative for our children to be involved in and as with the previous Haslemere Hogs’ and Haslemere Hares’ projects, they have approached it with great enthusiasm. The children have shown such passion and joy when working on their individual elements and rediscovering their work collaged on the hounds decor. They can truly see they are all important parts that connect together to make a whole piece and are thoughtful about how their efforts will help others when the hound is auctioned for charity. These qualities of respect, joy and compassion are just some of the characteristics that feature on our pupil profile. These are valuable life lessons which underline the School’s commitment to providing an education that focuses on developing the whole child who is prepared for great things.”
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