Children are beginning to prepare their exhibits for the Rachel Keeling Annual Art Exhibition. Some sustained work has been taking place over the past few weeks: children have been supported to plan, design, make and develop their creations. Wood has been the selected material children have worked with, developing skills with tools such as hack saws, hammers, nails, hand drills, glue guns and the vice. Children have been stimulated and inspired using Nick Sharratt's 'You Choose' book to think about designs they would like to make. Amongst the incredible exhibits taking shape are hot air balloons, cars, photograph frames, buses, bikes and a grand piano! Children have demonstrated dispositions such as perseverance, problem solving (how do you get your balloon to float?), collaboration and resilience (when things fall apart, quite literally!) When creativity is nurtured and children are provided with the encouragement, inspiration and tools then beautiful things happen! Our Summer Exhibition is at 3.30pm on 8 July here at Rachel Keeling.