Saltaire Primary Schoolmake the most oftheir outdoor classroom
Well before Hirst Lock Nature Area opened, staff and pupils of Saltaire Primary School embraced the project, enthusiastically adopting projects to help make it a more attractive area.Now they use it as an outdoor classroom and early in May 2016 a group of pupils re-planted the walled garden at the top of the area.Then they used leaves and flower around the nature area to discover the delights of Hapa-Zome, the Japanese art of creating artwork by extracting the natural pigments from plants to make a pattern on linen or cotton.
First the horticulture. After the explanation of how to plant, comes the hands on experience of creating a garden
…you just hit it with a hammer!
Then the artTo create Hapa-Zome you first need to collect some leaves and flowers of various sizes and colours.Then you set them out on one half of a piece of linen or cotton,fold the other half over and…