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Ballytober pupils enjoy ‘Hanging Around’

Janet Millar, a professional artist from Kiso Arts, Portrush, who assisted the P7's at Ballytober Primary School make decorative wooden hangers for The Smiles Foundation. Janet is pictured with her daughter, Sophie.INBM13-14 109F.

Janet Millar, a professional artist from Kiso Arts, Portrush, who assisted the P7's at Ballytober Primary School make decorative wooden hangers for The Smiles Foundation. Janet is pictured with her daughter, Sophie.INBM13-14 109F.

Primary Seven pupils at Ballytober Primary School have been praised by a professional artist for their artistic creativity in a project aimed at helping a Christian charity.

Janet Millar, who specialises in calligraphy and portrait work at Kiso Arts in Portrush, helped pupils to prepare and decorate wooden hangers which were then sold to parents and friends at a function in the school on Saturday, March 22.

While Janet supervised the work, she said the idea for doing the hangers was all down to the pupils themselves who came up with the idea and the title - ‘Hanging Around’.

They set about the task of sourcing hangers from friends and businesses and managed to secure some 270 which were then sanded down and decorated for a variety of tastes – weddings, babies etc, but generally to brighten up any wardrobe.

Janet told the Times: “The children certainly demonstrated their artistic creativity as well as developing some business skills. All in all, it was a big success.”

The principal, Elaine Anderson, was equally pleased at the outcome in aid of the Smiles Foundation and had praise for her pupils.

 
 
 

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