Romford Pictures: Upminster pupils create artwork inspired by endangered animals

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 November 2013

Big cats by Year Five pupils

Big cats by Year Five pupils


Inspired by the plight of endangered animals, Upminster pupils have been creating artwork depicting different species.

Artwork portraying butterflies and spiders by Year One childrenArtwork portraying butterflies and spiders by Year One children

Children from Oakfields Montessori School, in Harwood Lane, were given the task of bringing the animals to life after they read about the struggles faced by black rhinos and other animals in South Africa.

Kindergarten children were given the task of drawing elephants, reception monkeys, Year One butterflies and spiders, Year Two birds-of-paradise and Year Three giraffes.

Year Four children were assigned with orangutans, Year Five big cats and Year Six pupils made a statue of a rhino as well as a picture.

Reception teacher Rehana Mir said: “The children have thoroughly enjoyed making monkeys for their display. Each child made a hand print and a banana which were all put together to make the tree.

Birds of paradise by Year Two pupilsBirds of paradise by Year Two pupils

“They were so proud to see their work on the wall.The finished work looks amazing.”

Headteacher Laura Ciftci added: “It was an absolute delight to see the children taking their inspiration from their reading and learning to create such a beautiful, heartfelt display of colour and creativity.

“They are a credit to the school.”

The students also recently undertook a sponsored walk to help rhinos, raising more than £1,200.

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