Potty for their project

St Anselms' pupils enjo a day of pottery at Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve
St Anselms' pupils enjo a day of pottery at Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve

CLAY-COVERED fun was had by a class of youngsters as part of their winter project.

The 28 junior boarders from S. Anselm’s Preparatory in Bakewell headed for the nearby Lathkill Dale Nature Reserve and were the first this year to take part in Natural England’s environmental pottery project.

The children spent the first part of their time on the nature reserve where they were introduced to the area and its wildlife and took part in a variety of activities including a scavenger hunt using their senses, investigating Autumn trees and hunting for minibeasts.

They then moved to Over Haddon Village Hall to work with Sue Mulroy, a local artist, to make clay minibeasts inspired by those they had found on the morning’s visit.

S. Anselm’s staff member Helen Seddon said: “The afternoon was fun, informative and very well organised - one of the best activities we have done.”