Harry the giraffe was guest star of Maple Infant School’s arty party, which rounded off a successful arts week on Friday, July 2.

All pupils helped construct the animal, which took a week to make and now takes pride of place in the school hall, and children had to guess its name.

The week’s activities, which were organised by three teachers, also included African drumming, a concert where parents played different instruments and an auction of masterpieces created by students and staff.

Headteacher Liz Robinson said: “A lot of art week is about learning how artists do art and put it together.

“On Friday we all dressed up as a character to do with art. One girl dressed up as a sun flower, which was from Van Gogh’s sun flowers which was wonderful.”