British Butterflies Mosaics Project

Year Seven and Eight Museum Council studentsl have devoted a day of their summer holidays to installing mosaic butterflies onto the walls at Cheney, which they have spent weeks creating. It is the last part of a Rumble Museum project exploring butterflies and moths through our collection of beautiful British butterflies on display at the school.

The students have been taking part in a mosaics project to display on the outside walls of the school and to show off some of the amazing native butterflies through eye-catching mosaics. Each student picked a favourite butterfly from the collection, and they worked every Monday afternoon with local mosaicist Clare Goodall to create mosaics of their chosen butterflies.

On Saturday, the students cemented their finished butterflies to the walls outside the school. They have chosen well-known butterflies such as the peacock, red admiral and brimstone, as well as some other stunning butterflies such as the comma, common blue, small copper, chalkhill blue, clouded yellow and orange tip. One butterfly chosen from our collection, the black-veined white, has sadly now become extinct in Britain due to climate change.

As well as the mosaics project, the students all took part in the first ever Moth Night at Cheney on 10th July.