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Rearranging Deckchairs art exhibition from Dover, Canterbury and Thanet schools

Pupils from seven schools are displaying their artwork of decorated deckchairs this month.

The youngsters, from the Dover, Thanet and Canterbury areas, are showing their exhibition, called Rearranging Deckchairs, until Monday, September 30.

The deckchairs on display. Picture: East Kent Schools Together
The deckchairs on display. Picture: East Kent Schools Together

The pieces are at The Bay Trust's Pines Gardens in St Margaret's Bay after their display at the Turner Contemporary in Margate all this summer.

The 14 to 18-year-olds brought in artist in residence Esther Miles to collaborate with them in decorating the chair slings.

The textiles project also had the benefit of encouraging students to recycle clothing and fabric.

The students are part of the East Kent Schools Together partnership.

Its schools consist of St Edmund's , The King's and St Anselm'sRCin Canterbury, St Lawrence College in Ramsgate,Spires Academy in Sturry, Dover Christ Church Academy and Herne Bay High.

The deckchairs on display at St Margaret's. Picture: East Kent Schools Together
The deckchairs on display at St Margaret's. Picture: East Kent Schools Together
Artist in residence Esther Miles with the deckchairs. Picture: East Kent Schools Together
Artist in residence Esther Miles with the deckchairs. Picture: East Kent Schools Together

The Bay Trust had last month collaborated with Franky Zapata in his record-breaking crossing of the Channel on a hoverboard.

The Frenchman had travelled from Sangatte near Calais and landed at The Pines Gardens on August 4.

Bay Trust chief executive Carrie Jackson said: "On the back of our collaboration with Franky Zapata we are pleased that we can offer more exposure to local talent and innovation."

The Bay Trust is an environmental charity that promotes outdoor learning through nature for children and young people.

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