The village of Scholes is “well dressed”
THEY have been busy ‘well dressing’.
Pupils aged four to 11 from Scholes Junior and Infant School, have helped to created a series of boards for the local wells, which celebrate fresh water.
The surface of the board is soaked with water while clay is packed and rolled on to it.
The project was led by artist Sarah Branson and clay specialist Zoe Stainton.
The tradition of the boards, which are known as Well Dressings, dates back to 1349 where people in Derbyshire decorated their local wells which appeared to protect their clean water from the plague.
Headteacher Yvonne Donkersley said: “We have decorated our wells because we are thankful that they are a link to the people who lived in the village of Scholes many years ago.
“These wells have seen celebrations and ordinary life.
“They have been here for all people in our area.
“People have met here to meet and to talk and sometimes to dance and to sing.
“People who go to the school and the church always walk past these wells.
“If you have any memories of the wells, or are aware of the history of the wells please let us know in school.”
To get in contact with the school please call 01484 222478.