Hands-on art

22nd June 2007 at 01:00
While it is normal to encourage pupils to become artists, a new scheme aims to transform them into art collectors.

The ECCO! (Encourage Children to Collect Objects) project is being launched by the Quenington Sculpture Trust, which oversees the riverside sculpture gardens of the Quenington Old Rectory near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.

It is holding a range of educational events around its latest exhibition of artwork, which runs until July 7.

Pupils are being invited to watch artists at work, sculpting from scraps of wood. Under 18s can buy specially donated artwork and sketches from Pounds 5.

Call 01285 750 358 for more information

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now