Stones hidden around Soham school as thank you to"selfless" children

Super festive stones are making Soham school children very happy as they gear up for the Christmas holidays.

Ely resident and rock art enthusiast Fleur Patten last week hid painted stones around the Weatheralls School for children to find on their way home – to say thank you for their rock art donations.

Recently Fleur helped year 1 children at the Pratt Street primary decorate stones before leaving them around East Cambridgeshire for people to discover, photograph and rehide.

People have been posting numerous photographs of the children’s creations on Spotted in Ely Rocks, Spotted in Ely’s Facebook group, dedicated to rock art in Ely.

The Weatheralls rocks have been brightening many people’s days, so to say thank you for their contributions, Fleur decided to carry out a mass rock drop at the school.
“I thought that some children may have been anxious about being separated from their masterpieces. In fact, nothing was further from the truth.
“The children of the Weatheralls Primary have been selfless in their creativity by handing their work to the community and joining in the fun.
“In some families, three generations have engaged.”

The has project helped children with learning to share and appreciate their community as well as developing their art skills, Fleur said.
“The feedback from all age groups on the group has been overwhelming. It continues to provide joy for painters and finders. I’ve loved every minute.
“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to Jennie Lucy and her Year 1 team for having the energy and interest at the end of a long and busy term and thank you to the young artists who impressed me with their behaviour and their thoughtful creativity.”

Rock art fever is spreading like wildfire.
Set up about a month ago, Spotted in Ely Rocks already has almost 600 members.

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