Spent a lovely day today at Rydon Primary School nr Newton Abbot, working with 60 yr 1 children, (5 and 6 year olds,) producing 2 pieces on the theme of Devon Landscapes.
These are the pieces laid out, before felting. Amazingly the children did virtually all of it themselves, I only showed them how to pull the fibres off and put them down, and they had finished by lunchtime..
I finished them off at home, not feeling brave enough to get 60 small children to do the rolling.. and the pieces are drying now, ready to return to the school on Thursday for the end of their Arts Week.
The day was funded by the Helen Foundation, a local charity that supports young people in the Teignbridge area fulfil their artistic and creative aspirations. (www.facebook.com/thehelenfoundaiton)