Pupils get to the art of the matter

PUBLISHED: 11:50 01 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010

Pupils at Roysia School, Royston, with professional potter Bob Race during the school’s annual art week - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2163DW01

Pupils at Roysia School, Royston, with professional potter Bob Race during the school's annual art week - Pic: Daniel Wilson 2163DW01

SCHOOL pupils were given the opportunity to get their hands dirty when their school held its annual art programme. Each day a professional artist visited Roysia Middle School in Royston to set the children a series of activities. The youngsters were give

SCHOOL pupils were given the opportunity to get their hands dirty when their school held its annual art programme.

Each day a professional artist visited Roysia Middle School in Royston to set the children a series of activities.

The youngsters were given first-hand contact with the artists and learned about their work, the different techniques they use and artistic cultures and traditions.

Year 8 pupils were treated to the work of professional potter, Bob Race.

The Wysing Arts Centre-based artist, who has visited the school for the past seven years, got to grips with clay gargoyles.

Art co-ordinator Anne Thompson said: "Bob is wonderful at what he does and he always inspires the children to be creative.

"The whole week was a terrific success and the students really enjoyed themselves.

"They exceeded all expectations and have produced some great pieces of art," she said.

The art weeks are great for everyone involved and they raise the profile of the subject."

Bob, who lives in Shepreth, said: "I've been part of the schools art week for a number of years and I love every minute of it.

"The pupils are very talented and they have so much imagination."

Throughout the week pupils also tried their hand at metal sculpture, fused glass-making, ceramics and print.

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