Pupils discover art of learning

PUBLISHED: 14:53 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010

Tilly Reader and Danielle Meehan. Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

Tilly Reader and Danielle Meehan. Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

SCULPTURE and ceramics are just two of the skills pupils at Roysia School have been getting to grips with during the school s art week. Art co-ordinator Anne ­Thompson, said: We do art week every year, and try to get a different artist in every day to wo

GEORGE Wheeler-Bailey, Mackenzie Harris, and Alfie Noades.

SCULPTURE and ceramics are just two of the skills pupils at Roysia School have been getting to grips with during the school's art week.

Art co-ordinator Anne ­Thompson, said: "We do art week every year, and try to get a different artist in every day to work with each year group.

"The children get a lot out of it, and the activities can usually be fitted in around other areas of the curriculum.

"Year 8 will be doing sculpture, while Year 7 have ceramics, and Year 6 print making."

On Tuesday Jane Bower from Artists in Schools came to Roysia to work with two Year 5 classes on a project which saw them produce hardback books.

She said: "We spent the first part of the lesson talking about what a book is, and then went on to ­discuss different types of books.

"Then I asked the children to pick a theme and design a book which reflected that theme."

Mrs Thompson said: "The ­children will be using the books for a writing project later in the term.

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