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Children Demonstrate the Art of Community Spirit
Article date: 01 Feb 2009

A group of primary school children visited The Three Tuns, in Thirsk, to see their artwork on display.

The children from Thirsk Community Primary School undertook a school art project, in association with Wetherspoon.

Now, their paintings are prominently displayed in the hotel, alongside the pub, in the reception, corridors and individual bedrooms.

The children, aged between seven and eleven, painted a variety of pictures, including those depicting Thirsk’s town clock, St Mary’s Church, the Cod Beck and the late Alf Wight (James Herriot).

The art project was organised by the school’s art teacher – Jane Grainger.

She said: “The school is just ten minutes’ walk from The Three Tuns, so we were delighted that Wetherspoon asked us to be involved with its new pub and hotel in the town.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the art project and were very proud to see their paintings on display.

“It is wonderful that their paintings are displayed so prominently in one of Thirsk’s best-known buildings.

“Thirsk Community Primary School is the hub for a project called PAINT (Producing Artists IN Thirsk).

“Our project with Wetherspoon is exactly the kind of community partnership with which we are pleased to be involved.”

The pub’s shift manager, Emma Jones, said: “It was a pleasure to meet the children.

“Their paintings look wonderful in the hotel – and I am delighted that they were able to see them for themselves.”

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