FOR A CHILD to handle gold -what does this speak of? Magic, mystery, a sense of unfathomable wealth in both the material and the spiritual sense. And it was exactly these qualities that Bertrand Licart, an artist from France, brought to the Small School, Devon in September 2005 when he came to work with us. He began by passing a leaf of pure gold around the circle. It was amazing to see the children - the way their eyes lit up, the way gold stuck to their fingers. To be entrusted with such a fragile and precious substance is a remarkable thing, one that bestows a sense of the sacred both around ...


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