Ceramics workshop amazing creations
Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) children of key workers tried their hand at ceramics yesterday, when Miss Alison Collins, the Lead Practitioner for Ceramics from Valley Park School, held a special workshop for them at Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough, as part of the Easter Holiday provision.
The workshop focused on forget me nots and the wonderful work being carried out by key workers during these unprecedented times. The pupils created positive and creative decorative pieces – from plaques, to mugs and jewellery - in clay and took on the role of making things for others to show their kindness and thanks.
Miss Collins said: “It was brilliant to see mixed age groups working together and helping one another.Once their fantastic efforts have been fired and glazed, they will create a great exhibition to show commemorative artwork that the pupils have created across the Trust showing their thoughts and understanding of the meaning behind this situation.”
VIAT CEO, Julie Derrick said: “I want to say a very big thank you to Miss Collins for her wonderful creativity, enthusiasm and personality that exuded in the ceramics workshop for the children we have in school at the moment. I saw, first-hand, how much they loved the session, which is testament to her ability and reminds us all of the importance of creativity, collaboration and empathy in these unusual and challenging times.”