Chingford pupils join Parish Church of St Edmund for ‘Share the Hope’ community art project
This week, pupils from Salisbury Manor Primary School have enjoyed creating special pieces of artwork for St Edmund’s ‘Share the Hope’ initiative.
Organised by the church on Larkswood Road, the project encourages people across the local community to create and share an image of something or someone that has given them hope this year. After what has been a challenging time for all, it is designed to bring the community together this Christmas and celebrate the people and places that continue to inspire and make us smile.
As part of the project, children across all years at Salisbury Manor Primary School took the time to think about what and whom they are most thankful for. They then set about drawing, painting and colouring a range of impressive pictures and posters to showcase what gives them hope. From pictures of rainbows, to their families, to heroic NHS staff, the pupils showcased their creativity and imagination by producing some fantastic pieces of art.
In the coming weeks, the pupils will be joined by others across the local area in seeing their pieces go on display on the fences around the church just off Chingford High Street.
Tilisha, a pupil in Year 2 at the academy said:
“I loved drawing a picture of my family. I’m hopeful that we get to spend more time together this Christmas.”
Reverend James Gilder from the Parish Church of St Edmund said:
“I've been so pleased at the response from the pupils at Salisbury Manor Primary School. It's been lovely to see how thoughtful they are about things that have given them hope this year, and I'm sure all their work will help others to keep hopeful this Christmas, as they pass by our parish church."
David Booth, Head of School at Salisbury Manor Primary School, said:
“Giving our pupils the opportunity to be creative and engage with our local community through projects like this is all part of how we deliver an Education with Character. Now more than ever, it’s important that we all reflect on the things that make us happiest and, likewise, do what we can to spread joy to the people around us. I hope that our pupils’ artwork will help bring a smile to the faces of our friends and neighbours.”