Pennine Community, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

Pennine Community  is a residential and day college for students with learning disabilities.  Situated in Chapelthorpe just outside Wakefield we have a wonderful plot of land that enables us to farm sheep, pigs and cows, stable horses and  a variety of chickens, ducks and rabbits. We also have a large garden in the heart of our community which contributes to the table as well as providing education and interest.

All of this is spread across a beautiful estate filled with different species of trees and inhabited by all sorts of wild life from badgers and foxes to owls and woodpeckers. Living and working so closely with the land and the seasons it was only natural that our wonderful environment and all it has to offer should emerge as the theme of our textile panel.  This has been carefully created by our students, guest volunteers who come enthusiastically from all over the world, and all the staff and co-workers that make us the community we are. The background to the panel is made exclusively from the wool taken from the sheep here in Pennine. It has been put through a natural process of washing, dyeing, drying, carding, spinning and weaving. The picture on the panel depicts all that is important to us: our land, our animals, our home and each other. Those of us who share our college, our home and our lives are, like the panel, woven together as a colourful diverse group and each bring our own gifts that contribute so richly to the whole.      Pennine Community  is a residential and day college for students with learning disabilities.  Situated in Chapelthorpe just outside Wakefield we have a wonderful plot of land that enables us to farm sheep, pigs and cows, stable horses and  a variety of chickens, ducks and rabbits. We also have a large garden in the heart of our community which contributes to the table as well as providing education and interest. All of this is spread across a beautiful estate filled with different species of trees and inhabited by all sorts of wild life from badgers and foxes to owls and woodpeckers. Living and working so closely with the land and the seasons it was only natural that our wonderful environment and all it has to offer should emerge as the theme of our textile panel.  This has been carefully created by our students, guest volunteers who come enthusiastically from all over the world, and all the staff and co-workers that make us the community we are. The background to the panel is made exclusively from the wool taken from the sheep here in Pennine. It has been put through a natural process of washing, dyeing, drying, carding, spinning and weaving. The picture on the panel depicts all that is important to us: our land, our animals, our home and each other. Those of us who share our college, our home and our lives are, like the panel, woven together as a colourful diverse group and each bring our own gifts that contribute so richly to the whole.      Pennine Community  is a residential and day college for students with learning disabilities.  Situated in Chapelthorpe just outside Wakefield we have a wonderful plot of land that enables us to farm sheep, pigs and cows, stable horses and  a variety of chickens, ducks and rabbits. We also have a large garden in the heart of our community which contributes to the table as well as providing education and interest. All of this is spread across a beautiful estate filled with different species of trees and inhabited by all sorts of wild life from badgers and foxes to owls and woodpeckers. Living and working so closely with the land and the seasons it was only natural that our wonderful environment and all it has to offer should emerge as the theme of our textile panel.  This has been carefully created by our students, guest volunteers who come enthusiastically from all over the world, and all the staff and co-workers that make us the community we are. The background to the panel is made exclusively from the wool taken from the sheep here in Pennine. It has been put through a natural process of washing, dyeing, drying, carding, spinning and weaving. The picture on the panel depicts all that is important to us: our land, our animals, our home and each other. Those of us who share our college, our home and our lives are, like the panel, woven together as a colourful diverse group and each bring our own gifts that contribute so richly to the whole.      Pennine Community  is a residential and day college for students with learning disabilities.  Situated in Chapelthorpe just outside Wakefield we have a wonderful plot of land that enables us to farm sheep, pigs and cows, stable horses and  a variety of chickens, ducks and rabbits. We also have a large garden in the heart of our community which contributes to the table as well as providing education and interest. All of this is spread across a beautiful estate filled with different species of trees and inhabited by all sorts of wild life from badgers and foxes to owls and woodpeckers. Living and working so closely with the land and the seasons it was only natural that our wonderful environment and all it has to offer should emerge as the theme of our textile panel.  This has been carefully created by our students, guest volunteers who come enthusiastically from all over the world, and all the staff and co-workers that make us the community we are. The background to the panel is made exclusively from the wool taken from the sheep here in Pennine. It has been put through a natural process of washing, dyeing, drying, carding, spinning and weaving. The picture on the panel depicts all that is important to us: our land, our animals, our home and each other. Those of us who share our college, our home and our lives are, like the panel, woven together as a colourful diverse group and each bring our own gifts that contribute so richly to the whole.      Pennine Community  is a residential and day college for students with learning disabilities.  Situated in Chapelthorpe just outside Wakefield we have a wonderful plot of land that enables us to farm sheep, pigs and cows, stable horses and  a variety of chickens, ducks and rabbits. We also have a large garden in the heart of our community which contributes to the table as well as providing education and interest. All of this is spread across a beautiful estate filled with different species of trees and inhabited by all sorts of wild life from badgers and foxes to owls and woodpeckers. Living and working so closely with the land and the seasons it was only natural that our wonderful environment and all it has to offer should emerge as the theme of our textile panel.  This has been carefully created by our students, guest volunteers who come enthusiastically from all over the world, and all the staff and co-workers that make us the community we are. The background to the panel is made exclusively from the wool taken from the sheep here in Pennine. It has been put through a natural process of washing, dyeing, drying, carding, spinning and weaving. The picture on the panel depicts all that is important to us: our land, our animals, our home and each other. Those of us who share our college, our home and our lives are, like the panel, woven together as a colourful diverse group and each bring our own gifts that contribute so richly to the whole.      Pennine Community  is a residential and day college for students with learning disabilities.  Situated in Chapelthorpe just outside Wakefield we have a wonderful plot of land that enables us to farm sheep, pigs and cows, stable horses and  a variety of chickens, ducks and rabbits. We also have a large garden in the heart of our community which contributes to the table as well as providing education and interest. All of this is spread across a beautiful estate filled with different species of trees and inhabited by all sorts of wild life from badgers and foxes to owls and woodpeckers. Living and working so closely with the land and the seasons it was only natural that our wonderful environment and all it has to offer should emerge as the theme of our textile panel.  This has been carefully created by our students, guest volunteers who come enthusiastically from all over the world, and all the staff and co-workers that make us the community we are. The background to the panel is made exclusively from the wool taken from the sheep here in Pennine. It has been put through a natural process of washing, dyeing, drying, carding, spinning and weaving. The picture on the panel depicts all that is important to us: our land, our animals, our home and each other. Those of us who share our college, our home and our lives are, like the panel, woven together as a colourful diverse group and each bring our own gifts that contribute so richly to the whole.