This week Primary 7 pupils from Carmuirs Primary School visited the Our Falkirk Steeple Exhibition in the Howgate Shopping Centre. Last year the pupils took part in Picturing Our Falkirk Steeple Project where they explored the history of this local icon through art.
Working with artist Susheila Jamieson the pupils from Carmuirs, Laurieston, Maddiston and Victoria Primary Schools designed and carved woodcuts of different episodes in the buildings history, and then made prints of them. All the work produced has been on display as part of the Steeple 200 celebrations since September.
The artwork has been displayed alongside an exhibition exploring the history of the Steeple through old photographs and objects. This includes a bell which hung in the Steeple for almost 200 years. The exhibition is funded through the Heritage Engagement strand of Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) project, a grant-giving programme that helps communities to regenerate Conservation Areas displaying particular social or economic need. The aim is to help regenerate the area by improving the physical appearance, providing training, job opportunities and bring local history to life to enable people of all ages to learn more about Falkirk’s rich heritage.
Thursday, 13th November 2014