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No. 121 - 15th November 2006
Week - [Remembrance
Sunday - Business of the Week]
[Egyptian Decorative Art - Korean Veterans' Service - Home Start
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Egyptian Decorative Art at JKHS
fantastic new Egyptian mural, which now decorates the entrance
area to the Art block at John Kyrle High School was unveiled
by School Governor, Mrs. Joyce Thomas MBE DL on Friday evening,
10th November. Artist in Residence, Claire Milinczuk worked
closely with Year 10 pupils at John Kyrle High School, who
designed and made the mural during an 'Activities Week',
which took place in in July.
at the school took a very active part in the project and
Head of Art, Mr. Neil Carroll praised all of the work and
effort put in by his staff, Miss Trixie Williams, Miss Julie
Richards and Mrs. Wendy Brann, who all put in many hours
of their own time to see the project through to its conclusion.
project was kindly sponsored by Helen Vine and Maxine Williams
at Hereford College of Art and NADFAS, the National Association
of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, Mrs. Frances Clarke
and Eileen Mather from Ross-on-Wye DFAS, Mrs. Pat Harries
and Mrs. Paddy Johnson from the West Mercia Area DFAS.
. . .
the photograph above, taken at Friday's unveiling are Pottery
Teacher, Julie Richards, Student Matt Higton, Technician,
Wendy Brann, Pat Harries from NADFAS, Students Rees Williams
and Becky Waldis, Karen Frost, Chair of Governors, Governor,
Joyce Thomas MBE DL, Artist in Residence, Claire Milinczuk,
Mayor and Mayoress, Phil and Chris Cutter and Art Teacher,
project began with Claire Milinczuk showing the pupils inspirational
imagery from Egyptian culture and explaining meanings within
the work. The next phase was to explore various 2D and 3D
processes and techniques and both pupils and staff threw
themselves into this learning through experimentation with
great gusto and enthusiasm.
at the time were close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which was
probably hotter than Cairo. This allowed pupils to work
both inside and out and certainly aided drying times.
. . .
led discussions in front of the allocated wall space. The
Egyptian absorption with death was a central theme and pupils
were given a section each and asked to design and make an
individual contribution around a central sarcophagus image,
in their own chosen media.
wanted pupils to create a border of tiles across the top
of the wall space using Egyptian lotus flower shapes. This
gave students and staff alike the opportunity to produce
their own designs within a common framework. Head of year,
Mr. Mark Croad and Head of Education, Mr. Dave Chatwin both
joined in with the creative process and made their own tiles.
Technology technician, Mr. Howard Jones gave invaluable
help, particularly in cutting out the 'flying figure'. Cartouches
were made out of clay and contained pupils' names and also
the school name in hieroglyphs as a way of 'signing' the
was once a drab, grey entrance has now been transformed
into a vibrant and visually stimulating mural at which all
pupils will gain pleasure for years to come.
involved in the project were Josh Barley, Anita Bedford,
Nicola Bennett, Bryony Collins, Kieran Cooper, Faye Coyle,
Amy Doughty, Matthew Higton, Sam Morgan, Robyn Powell, Jessica
Rice, Rebecca Waldis and Rees Williams.
Korean Veterans Association Remembrance Service
The Korean Veterans Association Remembrance Service took
place at The Prospect, Ross on Wye on Thursday, 9th November.
'Not one of them is Forgotten before God.'
Norton, Standard Bearer.
Wilson, Chairman with John Norton, Standard Bearer of the Hereford
Branch of the Korean Veterans Association.
Tye, widow of Korean war veteran Clifford, laying poppies at the
Ross memorial on behalf of the Hereford branch.
Start Are Asking . . .
to the National Centre for Volunteering, 11 million people
say they would volunteer if asked and family support charity
'Home Start' is asking. Home-Start Herefordshire is asking
people with professional skills to step forward and be volunteer
Trustees, to help guide and oversee its work supporting
local families with young children.
charity, one of 337 local Home-Start Schemes across the
UK, helps families with children under five. Parents may
be finding it hard to cope because of bereavement, or a
multiple birth or due to the disability or illness of themselves
or a chid; or even because they are very young, or separated
from their own families are helped by Home Start.
appeal is part of the charity's UK-wide 'We're Asking' campaign,
which aims to recruit a further 500 volunteer Trustees.
Jill Hiscox of Home-Start Herefordshire said: 'We need people
with a broad range of skills to become members of our Board
of Trustees: from managers of small businesses and lawyers,
to people with an understanding of information technology,
human resources, finance or accounting.
a Home-Start Trustee is all about governance. The Trustees
don't run the Scheme on a day-to-day basis – that’s the
job of paid staff - but are responsible for the vision and
strategy of the scheme as well as its finances, staff and
property. Whilst this is a serious commitment with legal
and financial responsibilities, they have no personal financial
liability as each Home-Start scheme is either already a
company limited by guarantee or is about to become one.
return for volunteering for up to 10 hours a month, Trustees
will be able to enhance their own skills, knowledge, self-confidence
and professional networks and know that they have made a
real difference to families in their own community.'
more information about becoming a Trustee and helping your
community contact Jill or David at Home-Start Herefordshire
on 01432 371212 or email email@example.com.
You can call into the office in Phoenix House, 83 Widemarsh
street, Hereford, visit www.homestart.org.uk/findus or call
the free national information line on
0800 068 63 68.
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