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Erith primary school carve wood sculptures from materials obtained from The Quarry development

PUBLISHED: 10:35 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:35 30 June 2017

Pupils with their finished artworks

Pupils with their finished artworks

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The development is set to offer 600 new homes, and a school

Jeff Higley helping pupilsJeff Higley helping pupils

An Erith primary school have joined forces with a new development in the town to design art from materials obtained from the site.

Peareswood Primary School used wood from The Quarry, which is being developed by London and Quadrant and The Anderson Group, to carve their own pieces of art under guidance from sculptor Jeff Higley.

The Quarry is set to launch in summer 2017, introducing 600 new homes, including 470 family houses and 130 apartments, and a school.

Mr Higley taught two classes of year five children, aged nine to 10, how to use the tools to craft leaves from the wood, which will be displayed at the school when finished.

Working hard to create their sculptureWorking hard to create their sculpture

He said: “I’ve had wonderful few days. I really believe that teaching pupils about the importance of sustainability and looking after the environment, where we can, is essential.

“It’s fantastic to see large developments like The Quarry putting sustainability at the heart of what they are creating and prioritising the environment when providing homes in the community.”

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