Creative children are inspired by famous artists

Pupils at Castledown Primary School
Pupils at Castledown Primary School

PUPILS at Castledown Primary showcased their creative flair at a school open evening after pupils spent a week making their own individual pieces of artwork.

The reception class made ice sculptures, while year six students looked at and based their work on surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Using famous artists chosen by teachers, including industrial painter Laurence Lowry, students emulated and took their own interpretations from the well-known work to devise their own pieces.

Every child in the school took part, which amounted to over 300 works of art being made and each were accompanied with some writing to explain what they’d done.

Having worked over a full week, there was a big exhibition so parents could view their achievements, and some articles are still being displayed around the school.

Headteacher Neil Small said: “The children loved it, it was such a success we’re going to make it an annual event.”