Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Great Marsden St John's Church of England Primary School Mosaics

So this is the first school project of the new term and we looked at what would help make it into an attractive Eco School. Working with Year 4, 5 and 6 from Great Marsden St John's Church of England Primary School where we looked at wildlife they would like to attract to the school grounds. There is a lot of building work going on but with this project the school wanted the pupils to be involved in all the processes involved in designing and creating the new art work for the school entrance railings. Here we can see my dad learning to use a jigsaw to cut out the exterior ply shapes as I was out of action with cellulitis in my forearm and rendered useless in my jigsaw skills. My dad was rather proud of himeself as he had never used one before.

the children looked at photos to help them draw some of the birds and animals they wanted to see more of in the school grounds

large hare

butterfly being grouted by Year 5s
 Today whilst the sun was shining I installed the mosaics on the railings leading to the school just in time for the children to see them on their way out at home time. Everyone seemed really pleased with the results they just need a final polish now in situ so that's tomorrows job for the children involved.


1 comment:

  1. These are just amazing. What great great work! I love them all but m'fave has to be the wee fox. Loves Ionwen X


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