Monday 26th January is often described as a difficult day of the year, with post-Christmas blues, dark nights and colder weather – but not at Greenfield! Greenfield Arts develops a range of programmes to enhance wellbeing, and the school hopes that their ‘Winter in Bloom’ light installation will bring light and sparkle to the new year.
This is the first of many events and activities celebrating the merger of Greenfield Community College to include a campus at Sunnydale in Shildon.
The installation is on loan from Kew Gardens in Surrey, and a number of groups from both campuses were involved in creating additional work for the display.
The groups include a men’s Cree, art clubs for young people and other after school clubs.
Staff, students and members of the community gathered first at the Shildon campus and then at Newton Aycliffe, where the mayor of each town had the honour of turning on the lights.
In his speech to mark the switching on of the lights, Mr Priestley, Executive Head Teacher at Greenfield said, “January can be a difficult time of year but not at Greenfield. We have lots of exciting things going on and are looking forward to a bright future in Newton Aycliffe and Shildon.”
You can see the installation at the Shildon campus after school hours from the neighbouring leisure centre.