YOUR SCHOOL: New stained glass windows for school

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Artistic students at S. Anselm’s boarding school in the Peak District worked with a had a Great-Longstone based stained glass window specialist.

Jane Littlefield has been commissioned by the school to make stained glass windows for the new library which is in the last stages of building work now.

Jane is involving the children in the design stage for the school’s new stained glass windows and plans to be able to include some of the children in the glass painting later on.

In art lessons Jane has worked with every child at S. Anselm’s from Year three through to Year eight.

Pips de la Billiere, a member of staff at the school, said: “It has been really interesting to watch Jane demonstrate the process of making a stained glass window, much of the materials and methods remain unchanged since mediaeval times.

“The children have made some lovely drawings; some of these will be selected to be painted onto the stained glass.

“The resulting stained glass promises to be a stunning display of colour and creativity. It will be seen for generations to come.”

S. Anselm’s is one of the country’s leading independent prep schools for children from nursery to 13 years, based in Bakewell. It is situated in 18 acres of Peak District countryside.

It offers both full and flexible boarding alongside day pupils living locally.