Norton Canes has yet again entered into the BEST KEPT VILLAGE competition. Members of the Parish Council and Mrs Dewally from school spent 30th April preparing for the judges. Many pieces of visual art have been created by the school in conjunction with local groups and can now be viewed around the village.
‘BKV Trees’ have been decorated by the High School – we used ceramic shapes to create SEASONAL CERAMICS, which is positioned outside the Methodist Church. We also created LOVE OUR LITTER, which is decorated with tin can hearts and shapes. Norton Primary took part in an art workshop lead by Millie Edwards and Francesca Russell from Year 9. They have a tree outside the Community Centre called REMEMBER OUR SOLDIERS, which honours soldiers who fought in the World Wars. The Craft Club (based in the library) visited the High School on a couple of Wednesdays to create their tree, called BEAUTIFUL RECYCLING. This is made up of plastic bottles and is rather spectacular! The final tree will hopefully be placed outside the funeral directors and is by the Watercolour Club and has beautiful painted postcards of the village.
High School students have also created two mosaic panels which now adorn the noticeboard. The mosaic panels have been created to celebrate BKV 2015. In one panel, Norton Canes is represented as it is in 2015, whereas the second panel reflects upon its past, in particular its mining heritage. The idea for the composition came from the archeological discovery of the STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD in a neighbouring parish. As if unearthed during an archaeological dig, each tile emerges from the soil to afford a glimpse into important elements of village life.
Alongside all of this, the KNIT AND KNATTER group have been knitting and crocheting flowers to display around the village…you can see them in the unlikeliest of places!
Help us impress the judges by looking after our displays and by putting your litter in the bin. We will keep you posted…