A colourful addition to play space

Sue Courty, from Little Acorns, with artist Richard Molineux and the kaleidoscope.
Sue Courty, from Little Acorns, with artist Richard Molineux and the kaleidoscope.

Children at South Charlton’s pre-school, Little Acorns, are celebrating the arrival of a giant stained-glass kaleidoscope.

The unique interactive art piece has been created especially for the setting by Richard Molineux, stained-glass artist and conservator based near Alnwick.

Children at Little Acorns spend a lot of their time outside in a woodland environment and the kaleidoscope is a fine addition to their play space.

It consists of a spectrum of stained-glass pieces set into a bicycle wheel which rotates on an axle. It introduces the children to colours, stained glass, angles, symmetry, shapes and the wonder of mirrors.

Little Acorns’ pre-school leader Sue Courty said it is a sensory masterpiece.