A ART project has helped to spread a school's values.

Last week saw the Anvil Arts’ project, The World at Large, come to Merton Infant School in Popley.

Musicians and drama teachers gave four days of arts workshops to the whole of Year 2 based on the Merton values of Motivation, Excellence, Respect, Teamwork, Opportunities, and Never Give Up, culminating in a sharing of their work to the Year 1 students, and their friends and families.

Led by string teacher Neil Valentine, the group also included students from the University of Winchester and Queen Mary’s College, and lead singer Polly Perry of local band Polly and the Billet Doux.

Three classes were split into two groups to work on drama and music pieces respectively.

Neil said “The project was a joyous week - creating new music, movement, art and stories with some fantastically enthusiastic young people.

"The teamwork shown was extraordinary, and the participants produced an exhilarating show based on their school values.

"By the end of the week, their confidence was through the roof and they gave a scintillating performance to their friends, teachers and families”.

Anvil Arts has plans to develop this project and reach more schools within the borough.