Somerset wicket-keeper Ryan Davies spent the day at Selworthy School recently to help create some special artwork.
The 19 year old worked with students and staff on their current art project which is based around socks. He even had a paper mache cast of his foot made which will be amongst the work displayed in the Creative Innovation Centre in Taunton next month.
Selworthy School is a co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities aged 4 to 19 and during the day Ryan said: “It’s been great spending some time with the students. It’s always good to get involved in the local community and we’ve met some great characters. It was really interesting to learn about how the school operates and to see everyone getting so involved with the project was great. Helping the children make a paper mache cast of my foot is definitely something I will remember for a long time! The staff and students have all made us feel really welcome and hopefully we will be coming back here again soon.”
Selworthy School Head Teacher Mark Ruffett said: “We wanted to create an art project about something that everyone knows about and everyone knows about socks! Today we had six different versions of creative art with a sock theme. As well as having his foot paper mached, Ryan spent the day learning about the school, the learners who come here and about their needs. We have an ongoing relationship with Somerset County Cricket Club and this partnership adds that extra little bit of excitement to the day. We’re very grateful for any support that we receive and to have an organisation like Somerset County Cricket Club working with us is really important for the school.”
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