PUPILS have unveiled a new 'fused glass' window that depicts an area of natural beauty through the seasons.

Work on Droxford Junior School's latest artwork began eight months ago, after its head teacher was inspired by a picture of the South Downs.

Now the Mayor of Winchester Angela Clear has officially marked its completion along with a prayer and dedication from Father Tony Forrest of the Meon Valley Parish. 

The design is based on the hills and downs of the South Downs National Park, but it includes details specific to Droxford and the surrounding area.

All 180 pupils got to do a section of the £1,800 project which shows the four seasons of the South Downs National Park in four joined up fused glass panels and is on show in the main hall.

Unlike traditional stained glass, this technique does not use lead to divide the glass but fuses glass pieces on top of each other.

Pupils did research then worked with glass artist Helen Thompson, of Fantasia Glass based in the village, and the headteacher on the designs and colours.

Funding came from the Droxford Fair Committee and the Friends of Droxford School.

Headteacher Matthew Dampier said: "It's just something that will be here for a long time to enjoy."