A groovy time at African workshop

Herald Series: Alice Haughton decorates her bowl. Picture: OX68463 Jon Lewis Buy this photo Alice Haughton decorates her bowl. Picture: OX68463 Jon Lewis

THESE students got to spin out some decorative bowls at an African Cultural Arts Day.

Using a technique popular in South Africa, teenagers at Larkmead School, Abingdon, melted vinyl records in boiling water to make the bowls.

They will now be sold in Abingdon’s Oxfam shop to raise money for some of the poorest people in Africa.

Pupil Alice Haughton, 12, said: “It was really fun. I like painting, drawing and making things and I was really interested to learn about how we can make new things out of what we think is old junk.”

The African Cultural Arts Day on Tuesday was run by Oxfam. Students also did workshops on African storytelling, dance, drumming and cooking.

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