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Long Rake Spar were delighted to supply Downs View Infants School with the Ice Blue gravel to create a permanent piece of artwork outside the front of the school.

The gravel was acquired through Homeleigh group, at their merchant centre at High Halden.

Downs View said of the project “At the moment our entrance is very tired and sad looking and we feel the children deserve to come into a bright, vibrant school every day which supports our values of together we learn, love, respect and have fun and also represents our diversity and uniqueness.

We are basing our art work upon the book "There is only one you" by Linda Kranz which tells the tale of Adri the fish who is taught some important lessons by his parents, including how we are all different and unique but how together we can all make our world a better place.

The book is beautifully illustrated with fish painted on cobbles and lots of vibrant colours, and so the children and staff of Downs View are each going to paint a cobble which will be placed in swirling patterns upon the Ice Blue Gravel.

As you will be aware, schools are currently in a crisis regarding funding and so without your support we would not have been able to realise our vision. It is tremendously important to us that children do not suffer by losing the pleasure they get from art and that they have a fun and colourful learning environment where they look forward to coming to learn and grow.

The pictures show the Year 2 pupils pebbles laid. Only about 300 more to be painted and laid in September!”

We can’t wait to see the finished project!

Client: Downs View Infant School