19th Jan, 2022

St Thomas More School's designs for Coventry's Window Wanderland depict spring, new life and hope

Tristan Harris 20th Mar, 2021 Updated: 20th Mar, 2021

PUPILS from St Thomas More Catholic School have been getting creative with their Window Wanderland designs of spring, hope and new life.

All year groups from nursery to year six completed a window display, along with the before and after-school groups.

Staff got together to brainstorm ideas and more were put forward by the children during lockdown.

Potential suggestions were presented to the leadership team which chose the ‘Spring, New Life and Hope’ theme as it was relevant to the reopening after the lockdown, the school’s Christian beliefs and Easter upcoming.

The school’s headteacher Sarah Collins said: “We knew we had to make it simple and big so the windows could be seen clearly from Watercall Avenue.”

Children were very excited to be part of the City of Culture project, particularly as many families had been around Earlsdon over half-term and seen the amazing designs there, with many producing window art in their own home.

Parent Helen Coughlan said it was wonderful to see St Thomas More School engage with the community art project.

“It is fantastic to see the windows, those that look out on the local area, so amazingly and creatively decorated with symbols of love, friendship and new life – these reflect beautifully the ideas and collaboration which is at the heart of the school, area, community and city.”

Parishoner Alex Darragh added: “It is a beautiful reflection in the season of Lent that reminds us that the dark days are nearly over which is especially poignant in this difficult year.”

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