Norton St Philip First School pupils create their own wonderland
WITH the start of a new school year pupils of Norton St Philip First School have completed the first phase of a wonderland art project, funded by the Shine Trust.
Working with artists Edwina Bridgeman and Jem Tayle, the children took the opportunity to show families their work by putting together an exhibition.
The exhibition took over one of the classrooms and displayed the artwork created across all of the years of the school and included pictures, models, and photos. This was accompanied by a soundtrack of wonderland sounds pupils had created and digitally mixed themselves.
All of the art has been created using "found treasures" and includes birds made out of newspaper and masking tape, wonderland characters out of reclaimed wood and landscape and pictures of wonderland using a variety of different techniques such as sketching charcoal and pastels.
Teacher Clare Vowles said: "For the children wonderland is an imaginary place of awe and wonder and is entirely their own creation, not based around the fantasy land created by Lewis Carol.
"In their wonderland it rains lemonade and hails marshmallows, you can fall through a lemonade puddle into an underwater adventure and lollipops grow on trees beside caramel waterfalls.
"It has been a wonderful experience for both myself and the children and we are now looking forward to the next part of this amazing journey with these wonderful artists.
"I have to say thank you to Edwina and Jem who have put so much time and energy into this project and have managed to inspire a whole school."