NWHS Cob Build

| September 16, 2019

ART Donates to NWHS Cob Build

Emma Whalley is a science teacher at North Walsham High School, and is also trained in cob building, a traditional building method which uses mud and straw to form strong, sculptural structures. Emma is also passionate and has a personal interest in mental health issues, particularly those facing our young people today. 

Recently affected by the tragic suicide of a young ex student Jess Fairweather, she decided to build a cob round house, as a quiet space for students, in his memory. Building with cob is an incredibly therapeutic form of construction – the material itself is very tactile, forgiving and safe to use, so the students at North Walsham High School will be helping with the build as well as parents, carers and those in the local community. 

Sam Fairweather (Brother of Jess) was an active member of Aylsham Round Table until he joined the Royal Air Force and was posted outside Norfolk. Sam is still a member of our Round Table family and it was an honour to support this project in memory of his brother Jess.

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