Heroes of the Jurassic Coast

5th July 2017

On 5th July there was a presentation of a new book for each of the pupils in class 10. The book, entitled ‘One Of Our Beavers Is Lost’ is the latest in a series of ‘Heroes of the Jurassic Coast’ books written and illustrated by children from local primary and secondary schools. Mill Water School was invited to join the project by The Arts Society of Budleigh Salterton. While some of the school wrote parts of the story, others created large murals depicting scenes from the book.

Class 10 pupils listened to the synopsis last month and have since been working on two large paintings. They have worked together extremely well and made all the decisions from which colours to use to the subject matter. One board shows a collie dog surrounded by beavers on the beach while the other shows the same dog swimming in the sea surrounded by jellyfish and some more beavers.

These were on display during the presentation event in the church in Budleigh Salterton and will now go on display during the summer months around the town. The book is available in local bookshops as well as online at www.heroesofthejurassiccoast.org where you will also find a map showing the positions of the murals. All profits from book sales will benefit local charities.

We were very happy to be part of this project and are already thinking about what we will paint next year. 

Simon Winward