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Bellfield Primary School is Totemtastic!

Well, after eleven weeks, eleven schools and eleven totem poles, the Totemtastic project has drawn to a close; with an average of five pupils every 15 minutes over 12 hours at each school, I’ve worked with over 2,500 children! I need a holiday! All the pupils have been great, and have proved that Primary School […]

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Marvell College is Totemtastic!

This carving workshop was a slightly different prospect, as the children were in their teens and therefore a little more able than the Primary school pupils; it was no surprise then that the totem pole produced over the three days was an intricate, interesting and well carved piece of sculpture. The pupils pooled their designs […]

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Wansbeck Primary School is Totemtastic!

Wansbeck Primary School decided on a compass taken from their logo, a pile of books (reflecting their focus on literacy) and mathematical symbols for their totem, and they made a great job of the carving:     Thank you to all the pupils who presented me with this fabulous card (and KitKat!)  at the end […]

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Pearson Primary School is Totemtastic!

Pearson Primary School put a lot of effort into their designs ~ I was delighted to see a full wall display of all the pupils’ work when I arrived to take the bark off the log. Photos of the wall display above; the finished design would include elements from several of those in the photo […]

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Dorchester Primary School is Totemtastic!

Dorchester went for a design incorporating the bees from their school logo, along with an open book and shaking hands. The dates on the book (1967-2017) refer to 50 years of Bransholme, Hull, where the school is situated.

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Wheeler Primary School is Totemtastic!

After all the torrential rain interspersed with sweltering heat, it was a real bonus to see a ready-made shelter at Wheeler Primary School! I was presented with a selection of brilliant designs, complete with the reasons for choosing the various elements written on the back: Once again, unsurprising given Hull’s fishing heritage, a fish featured […]

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Back at Beverley

How time flies ~ another year gone and we all meet again in the middle of Beverley Racecourse for the Folk Festival, it’s like Brigadoon! As always it was wonderful to see friends both old and new, and everyone tolerated my constant whinging about the excessive heat most politely! The three days went by in […]

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Eastfield Primary School is Totemtastic!

Eastfield pupils had some good ideas and designs ~ the most popular involved representations of the “house” groups, or rather, the Hull people that inspired the names of the house groups (Lillian Bilocca, William Wilberforce, Amy Johnson and Thomas Ferens). I felt that the four portraits of these people would be a tall order for […]

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Westcott Primary School is Totemtastic!

Westcott Primary school was next on the list for the Totemtastic project, and they plumped for elements from their school badge plus the logo from “RotaKids,” a pupil group that does a lot of good for a variety of causes.        

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Wonderful Wheelbarrow Weekend at Barrow

Another enjoyable weekend in the village, with sunshine, Punch and Judy, Barrow Brass Band, a “Bunting Barmy” community project and dozens of wheelbarrows ~ what’s not to like?! As in previous years there was no shortage of willing participants in the communal carving, with children of all ages chipping away with mallet and chisel to […]

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