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DAMERS FIRST SCHOOL PROJECT AWARDED PATRICIA FAY GRANT
Thursday 16 May 2019

Damers First School’s Harmony of Nature Sculpture

Damers First School’s Recycled Plastic Natural Life Cycle Harmony Sculpture – A New Way of Looking at our World has been awarded a Patricia Fay Grant by The Arts Society, which has been match funded by the local branch, The Arts Society Dorset County which meets in Dorchester.  The grant allows sculptor Peter Margerum to work with the children, building.  The sculpture is made from non- recyclable plastic (hard plastics e.g. bucket and spades) and recyclable ones.  This project combines art and creativity with an awareness of the importance of preserving the Harmony of Nature, based on the principals advocated in Prince Charles book, ‘HARMONY’.  It will be exhibited at the Dorset Creative Art Centre at Poundbury from 18 May to 2 June during the ‘Open 4 Art Fortnight’.

For the past 18 months Damers First School in Poundbury has been leading a campaign to become single-use plastic free in the school.  They have achieved Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free School Status and students were invited to speak with Mr Gove about the deposit return scheme at Westminster.  

Annually The Arts Society Dorset County sponsors at least five Young Arts events at schools and colleges in the Dorchester area, masterclasses, Art History Lectures or whole school events, such as at Damers First School in Poundbury, the Duchy of Cornwall urban development.  Through this we hope to foster a love of art in the young and to increase their skills and awareness of the fragility of the ecology.