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Tow Law Community Projects

Landscape Nature & the Sheep Farming Year

Landscape Nature & the Sheep Farming Year project was a year-long arts, environment and heritage project bringing together four County Durham schools: Blessed John Duckett , Peases West, Stanley Crook and Tow Law Millennium Primary with conservationists, historians and artists.

The project celebrates the natural and working landscape on the ridge between Satley, Tow Law, Stanley Crook and Billy Row in Wear Valley, County Durham.

Partcipants learnt about elements of local sheep rearing and the Viking heritage of rare breeds. They made artwork using sheep as live ‘models’, learned techniques such as spinning, braiding, felting, and enjoyed taking part in their own ‘Country Fair.’

Thanks to funding and support of Northern Heartlands, Natural England, and Tow Law Town Council


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The Wildflower Project


The Wildflower Project was a year-long arts, environment & heritage project through 2018 that focused on our native wildflowers.

Bringing together schools & community, conservationists & artists, it worked across three sites - Burnhill Nature Reserve, Stanley Moss - Sunniside & Tow Law Millennium Green.

Participants sowed & planted wildflower meadows, made artwork inspired by the environment, wrote a play, enjoyed outdoor family activities & created a beautiful soundscape.

The project was funded and supported by Northern Heartlands, Natural England, Durham Wildlife Trust, Three Towns AAP, Greggs Foundation and Tow Law Town Council


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