The artistic skills of Sark School children also feature in the Midsummer Show with each child making a miniature garden as well as a piece of craftwork and a small flower arrangement. This term the younger children have been studying the work of 1920’s ceramic artist Clarice Cliff. They sketched flowers and plants around the School to create their own designs in the style of Clarice Cliff and local potter Lorraine Nicolle helped them make their own mugs that they then decorated with these designs. The older children each made a zoetrobe, a spinning toy popular in Victorian times and one of the earliest ways of creating moving pictures. In the garden competition Molly McKinley won the small garden section, Elizabeth Perrée took first in the large category and the best business garden was judged to be Sue’s Tea Garden.
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