Saints Art Project

The stories of four Northumbrian Saints have been captured in a colourful art project thanks to children from across the Academy.

The four banners of the House Saints: St Oswald, St Aidan, St Hild and St Cuthbert, will take a tour of the campuses before being placed in the chapel.

In hands-on workshops with two local felt artists, students found out about the fascinating process of transforming sheep wool into the eye-catching creations.

Academy Chaplain, Sally Milner, said: “These are four unique banners that tell the story, through the eyes of the children, of our four house saints. It has been a fantastic experience to see a ball of sheep’s wool transformed into such vibrant designs.

“The children enjoyed taking part in the project and learning how to make the felt. It has been an brilliant way to bring their stories to life.”