Eyemouth pupils’ tapestries go on show

Prize winners Ollie Scott and Abby Pringle, chosen by the primary school for the squares on the collage hanging in Eyemouth museum, as part of the Fort Project
Prize winners Ollie Scott and Abby Pringle, chosen by the primary school for the squares on the collage hanging in Eyemouth museum, as part of the Fort Project

Ollie Scott and Abby Pringle are pictured above with the squares they created for a tapestry, part of the Fort Project worked on by Eyemouth Primary School pupils.

Fiona Glover, Friends of the Fort chair, said: “The primary school did a term project on Eyemouth Fort,learning all about the importance of the fort in international history in the 15th century.

“Two classes visited the 3D Visual Reality Booth in the museum then came up to the fort and were asked to try to place the different structures where they were in the 15th century.

“We had such fun, the children also had learnt a poem to recite which they did up at the fort.

“The week-end was a great success with well over 300 people in the museum over the whole week-end.

“ The collage is as you can see is hanging in the museum.

“The two classes then went on to make two tapestries , one for the school and one for Friends of the Fort to hang in the museum, both boys and girls took part.

“The work is fantastic. The school chose the best two squares ( one from each class ) and Friends of the Fort awarded them prizes at the Festival of Museums.”