Cooks Spinney pupils wow parents with Roman art

News / Sat 3rd Jan 2015 at 12:02pm

Romans CooksPARENTS flocked to their children’s first art exhibition at a Harlow primary school.

Year 3 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, proudly showed off their pieces of work, inspired by their Roman themed Wow day.

Back in September, the year group enjoyed a whole day in character as slaves, shopkeepers and stallholders as they learnt all about the Romans.

Their long-term homework project as a result was to work with their parents to create anything to do with the theme.

Stuart Pope, head of the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust school, said: “The idea is for them to go away from the Wow day inspired to do their own learning at home.

“Their imaginations have run wild, with 2ft tall statues, swords, Roman baths and mosaic artwork among the work completed.

“We thought it would be a lovely idea to invite parents in to see the children proudly displaying their work. It was wonderful to see parents interested in all the work, not just their own child’s.

“For this to be the result after the very first Wow day shows just how engaged and inspired they were.”

Wow days are a new way of launching children into a new topic by immersing themselves in it for a day of hands-on learning.

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