In November, we were contacted by Robinson's Brewery in Stockport to see if we wanted to enter their annual Christmas Shire horse competition which would be judged at their open day on Sunday December 4th.
The competition was to produce a piece of artwork that depicted "working horses through the ages".
Charlotte Lee, a local artist, came into school to work alongside children to make a horse from chicken wire. Once the frame was made, groups of children then applied a modroc skin and painted on the horses features.
All the children in the school then drew a horse from a different period of time. Year 1 drew horses with carriages, year 2 looked at horses in World War 1 whilst Year 6 looked at horses in sport. The pictures were cut out and applied to the horse using decoupage. Finishing touches were put on the horse including a mane and tail and then Trooper was delivered to Robinson's brewery by Bailey and Marcus. Bailey and Marcus also got to visit the shire horses at the brewery as a special treat.
We waited nervously to see if we had won and on the last day of term, we received an email to say that Trooper had got first prize! Trooper is now on display in our school entrance hall.