The Beacon School Leaderboard 09/05

Children create a flight of beautiful willow dragonflies

Published on isbi School News dated Tuesday 8th of November 2011

Local artist Sue Kirk visited Laxton Junior School on 2nd November to teach the Form 6 children to weave with willow. Each child made a dragonfly to be displayed in the school garden.

The children were fascinated by this ancient craft and only the dropping of a leaf could be heard as they worked. Comments whispered were: 'I am loving this, no... I am REALLY loving this,' and 'It looked really hard, but we were taught well and learnt how to do it'.

The children created a flight of beautiful dragonflies that are now prevalent in the school grounds. Each creature is unique, some tall, some small, some long and some thin. It gave the children a great sense of achievement to think they have collaborated as a class to create these stunning works of art.

Mrs Sarah Ashby, Head of Art at Laxton Junior, organised the visit and said 'There is something very special about outdoor sculpture'.


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