The Butterfly and the Bird - Celebrating 30 years of Martin House

From the Craven Herald & Pioneer 4th August 2017:

PUPILS at Grassington Primary School are among children who have helped create a butterfly animation artwork to celebrate 30 years of a children's hospice.

They joined 300 children from nine schools across the region in workshops to create The Butterfly and The Bird, an inflatable sculpture and animation, launched at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which marks three decades of Martin House hospice near Wetherby.

Professional artist Sarah Jane Palmer led the workshops, in which children coloured and decorated individual frames of a butterfly, which she then photographed and turned into an animation.

Grassington Primary School teacher Eleanor Harrison said: “We have been very lucky to take part in one of the events to celebrate 30 years of Martin House. The children all enjoyed taking part in creating the art animation, something that was a unique experience for them.”

Butterflies are the symbol of the children’s hospice movement, while Martin House is named after the birds which nest in the eaves of the building. The inflatable will be used at events both at Martin House and across the region