Another week has passed and we are all thinking of you enjoying what would have been the first week of the Easter holidays. Whether it is by visiting virtual zoos, playing games, painting or drawing or listening to music, we hope that you are managing to stay entertained and happy (remember that we have some fun Easter activity ideas for you to try here). As you can see, the staff are really missing everyone and wanted to send the pupils a special message..
Now, more than ever, we need to feel connected to each other and school is working hard to think of ways in which we do this. One project that we have come up with is a collaborative art project called ‘Winging it’. Here is an example of the kind of thing I would like us to create..
I would like everyone to have a go at creating a feather (or two!) so that when this is all over and we come back together, we can use these to create an installation that symbolises our togetherness even in isolation – a bit sentimental I know, but hopefully uplifting!!
Below are the instructions about how to do this:
- Use feather template here. Please keep to A4 scale. (if you can’t print it out, draw something similar on paper)
- Get creative! Colour it – use what you like, whatever you have to hand: felt tips, pencil crayons, collage, textiles, glitter etc. There are no excuses – you can also do this digitally on the iPad on the Tayasui Sketches App
- Repeat as many times as you like – the more feathers, the bigger the wings!!
- Get everyone involved; your children, your grandma, even the dog!!
- They don’t have to be perfect – they have to be yours.
- Share them with everyone and keep them safe until we get back.
The staff are all taking part in this project as well and we are looking forward to the time when we can come together again to share and celebrate this work.
I would like to share a video sent to me by Kelly Patchett, one of our class teachers, that sums up the spirit of these unprecedented times..
We hope that you have a wonderful Easter weekend, enjoy the sunshine but please stay home and stay safe.
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