Youngsters embark on a church trail and try new art techniques

Irnham Art Trail.') L\R; Rev Margaret Burton, Charles Leggatt, Christine Sheardown, June Graveson, Simon Benton-Jones.
Irnham Art Trail.') L\R; Rev Margaret Burton, Charles Leggatt, Christine Sheardown, June Graveson, Simon Benton-Jones.
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A BRITISH Library treasure and piece of local history has been explored by pupils of Ingoldsby Primary School.

Children in Years 5 and 6 have been working with the Grantham and District Decorative and Fine Arts Society to learn about a medieval manuscript commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, who was lord of Irnham Manor between 1276 and 1345.

Copied pages of the manuscript, the Luttrell Psalter, were shown to the children, enabling them to learn about calligraphy, paper-making and book-making. They also learned about medieval instruments, song and dance.

The culmination of their special lessons was at St Andrew’s Church in Irnham on Tuesday, where they made brass rubbings.

It was also a chance for the youngsters to try out the new church trail, introduced by the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies that same day.

NADFAS trails are a national intiative which guide visitors around a church, looking at the architecture, history and furnishings.

The trail was officially handed over to the Rev Margaret Barton and church warden Charles Leggatt.