A team of art students from Grantham College have designed a ‘herd’ of Christmas reindeer for Belton House. This year, students were asked to create their designs to celebrate the partnership between the National Trust and Woodland Trust, and the ‘Reconnecting Grantham’ project.
As part of their work experience, 14 Level 3 BTEC art and design students were invited to explore the historic landscapes of Bellmount and Londonthorpe Woods to learn more about the project.
The two conservation charities are working together to reunite the 450-acre stretch of fields and woodland, which is free to visit and already a much-loved green space for the people of Grantham. The project is working to improve access and conservation for local users and future generations.
Lucy Chard, Programming and Partnerships Officer at Belton House, said: “It’s been fantastic to collaborate with the college again. We always look forward to seeing what the students produce, and hope that the Christmas reindeer bring festive cheer to all our visitors.”
Dominic Fieldhouse, Community Development Officer for the Woodland Trust, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed introducing the students to the project site, emphasising how our three key themes of health, history, and nature are integral to the delivery of our project.”
Lucie Broughton, a BTEC art and design student, said: “My experience with the project has been fun as I have seen everyone’s creativity in producing their own reindeer for this project. The designs are made to send a message about health and wellbeing.”
Reconnecting Grantham is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the reindeer will be displayed on the West Drive for the duration of Christmas at Belton.