Today the year 6 art group began an exciting project with the V&A museum.
Our school has significant architectural interest, as it was built as part of the Festival of Britain exhibition in 1951. Around the school building there are lots of interesting design features from that period, with the highlight being two big tile murals by the artist, Peggy Angus.
Samantha, Miriam and Matt from the V&A came in to school to talk to the children about the tiles and their design. Samantha and Miriam took all of the children over to the V&A Micro Museum in Chrisp Street Market, which has an exhibition dedicated to the Lansbury Estate.
Matt talked to the children about the work of Peggy Angus, and began teaching the children different techniques to use when working with clay.
Over the next few weeks, year 6 will be making their own tiles which will be glazed and fired in a kiln.