St George's Centenary Wall Hanging

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 This wall hanging was made by the children of Rumboldswhyke C.E. Infant School during the year 2002 to celebrate the centenary of St. George’s church.  The hanging was designed to represent the relationship between the church, the school and the community in the parish of Whyke. 

The children were involved in researching information and planning the design as well as every child in the school contributing to the creation of the piece. 

A variety of techniques were used.  The background was produced by our reception classes using dyes and wax crayons to radiate colour from the central crossroads, in the centre of which is placed St. George’s church. 

The fabric was then cut into three panels to enable different groups of children to work on particular sections at the same time.  Individual pieces of work were appliquéd to represent aspects of our community.  These were then sewn onto the background.  The children also printed directly on to the panels and then embellished their work. 

Aspects of our community which are represented on the hanging include:

St. George’s Church, St. Mary’s Church, The Priest House, the railway, the market, houses in Whyke, the Industrial estate, the church choir and bells, the stained glass window in the side chapel, school bells, the gravel pit lake and flowers.  There are one hundred candles to represent the hundred years. 

The five schools within the parish are also represented by their school badges – Rumboldswhyke C.E. Infants, Kingsham Primary, Portfield Primary, Chichester High School for Girls and Chichester High School for Boys. 

Many parents and members of our parish community helped the children with their work throughout the many stages of the process, from the first ideas to the finished work which is a special reminder of the life of our parish. 

Wall Hanging