Harold Hill pupils get creative with their pottery skills
Pupils at a Harold Hill school got creative by putting their pottery skills to the test this week.
Year 6 pupils in the Elm class at Broadford Primary School took an art session with Mike Allard, who teaches pottery at the Fairkytes Centre.
During the session they made clay bowls and vases on a potter’s wheel. This term the children have been studying the Ancient Greeks and learning about a host of mythological creatures.
While working with Mr Allard the pupils had the perfect opportunity to represent what they had learnt in clay and he taught them about Ancient Greek techniques.
James Burnett, 10, said: “I think my dad will use my bowl to have his cereal in!”
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Bobbi Jade Hek, 10, said: “I learn that the Greek pots could only be certain colours – black, red and white. This was because they didn’t have the technology to make all the colours that we have today.”
Bernadette Caccavale, who organised the session, said she was extremely pleased at how the children responded.
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“When they saw how he crafted the pots from a simple lump they were all amazed. To see them do it themselves is really pleasing and an activity they won’t forget.”