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Art students give RSPB a natural lightshow

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Visitors to the RSPB’s Nagshead woodland reserve will see nature in a whole new light this summer, thanks to BTEC art and design students from Gloucestershire College.

Students from the Forest of Dean Campus created six multi-coloured windows, now hanging from trees at the reserve. The expertly crafted windows are made of plastic and feature some of the plants and animals found at Nagshead.

Visitors will be treated to a church-like lightshow in the woods, as sunlight shines through the recently installed windows.

Hannah Morton, the RSPB’s Gloucestershire reserves manager, said:

“The art students produce something new each year, and it is getting better and better. The windows look fantastic and we hope it adds an extra dimension for people visiting the reserve.”

The students also helped pupils from nearby Soudley Primary School to create a giant mobile featuring birds and insects, which is hanging in the Nagshead visitor centre.

Katie Mullinger, Curriculum Leader for Art and Design, said:

“For the students, things like this that brings their education alive and we hope our windows give visitors to Nagshead the same pleasure.”

The windows will be hanging in the woods at Nagshead until September.

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