This half term, year 5 have taken part in a very exciting project devised in collaboration with Bow Arts. Working weekly with a designer, Haidee Drew, the children designed and made their own jellewery and homewares.

Inspiration for the designs came from our school building, which has significant historic interest as it was built for the Festival of Britain in 1951. The designs were pared down through drawing and modelling shapes in clay. The final forms were cast using a material called jesmonite.

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After thinking about what the function could be for our products, we printed bags and labels in preparation of selling them. Mahirul came up with a great name for our range; Lansbury Presents.

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We helped to sell our products at the UrbanMakersEast Christmas Market on Saturday, and received lots of fantastic comments from the customers there.

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We really enjoyed being designers, makers and selling our work too. The quality of the work produced was very professional, and it’s great knowing that people have bought our Lansbury Presents products to wear and use.

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