On Wednesday, 2K visited the stonemasons and restorers working on the fountain in St Paul’s Park. We learned about the history of the 130 year old fountain and looked at some really interesting pictures showing the fountain from throughout it’s time in the park. We learned that the fountain was an important source of drinking water for the local community, as most houses in 1888 would not have had access to indoor plumbing. The children then had a go at carving different pieces of stone to get an idea of how difficult the restoration work was.
We were then invited to take part in a special competition to create a leaflet. The leaflet should include an illustration as well as a slogan to inform the local community about the positive impact this water fountain will have on our local environment, and to encourage people to utilise the newly reinstated drinking water. You can find a copy of the template in the photos.