A Real Glass Act
PUBLISHED: 14:10 20 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:31 20 February 2013
Children at one of Lancashire's remote rural schools can now be excused for gazing out of the window. Annette and Gary McMillan from Stonegate Glass Studio and Gallery have just<br/>installed a new stained glass window at Tatham Primary School.
Children at one of Lancashires remote rural schools can now be excused for gazing out of the window.
Parents Annette and Gary McMillan from Stonegate Glass Studio and Gallery in Low Bentham have just installed a new stained glass window at Tatham Fells Primary School in Lowgill.
The window was donated to commemorate the schools 50th anniversary and, say Annette and Gary, in appreciation of the wonderful teaching environment for the pupils, including their daughter, Hannah.
Annette and Gary spent an afternoon at the school talking about stained glass and working with the children on design ideas for the window.The finished article combines elements from many of the childrens drawings. Key themes include the school logo of a tree and a butterfly, the vegetable garden, music, skipping, football and the beautiful countryside.
Most special was the fact that the names of every child in the school was engraved on the glass leaves of the tree. In years to come, when they are grown up, they can return to the school with their own children and tell them the story behind it, says Annette.