Leavers at Duncton Junior School give pupils a special gift


PUPILS leaving Duncton Junior School have left their mark in the shape of a stunning wall hanging.

The 12 Year 6 pupils depicted their village and the surrounding area, including all the landmarks that featured in their primary school life.

In 2007, Graffham and Duncton Schools joined to become one school, renamed the Lavington Park Federation and comprising Graffham Infant School and Duncton Junior School.

“This year group are the first to have gone through the new federation from reception to Year 6, so the wall hanging is a vibrant interpretation of this time,” said Year 6 teacher Paul Garnham.

The scene begins with the River Rother at Coultershaw Bridge and the beam pump and features Duncton Church, Duncton village hall and the swimming pool dome in the school grounds, together with the field of sheep behind.

It also includes Duncton Fisheries and The Cricketers pub, Duncton Hill, where on the horizon Halnaker Windmill can be seen, as well as a brightly-coloured hot-air balloon. In the opposite direction there is Graffham village with the church and the school.

Each Year 6 pupil had responsibility for designing a specific feature.

“The end result is stunning – a dramatic and unique patchwork of colours, textures and vivid imagination for future children to enjoy for years to come,” said Mr Garnham.