Wow! Another eventful day at Foxfield Primary School. A massive thank you to Jo Green and Maria Turner for sorting out and running the workshop that we had today.
We are creating a pond full of incredible items. Plastic and tin will also be put into and under the pond showing what our seas and ponds are struggling with. Recycled items including recycled glass, lids and newspaper were all used to help create our glass items.
An amazing glass workshop took place and children from every year group took part. The day started with reception and Year 1 making plasticine moulds of shells, they then poured in plaster of paris into the moulds. These will then become the base for our glass pond when it goes into the kiln. In addition, glass shells will be made using the same moulds.
Everybody was so focused today, they worked so hard and were so excited to be learning a different type of art.
The next group of children were making puddles of glass. These were made by layering glass shapes. Again, these will change when they are heated in a kiln. They will become pieces of jewellery and can also be made into a hanging mobile.
The next group of children used a mould and filled it with glass pieces. The glass will fuse together and making glass fish, shells and starfish.
Nursery were next to participate. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves creating moulds out of plasticine.
The next groups of children to attend the glass workshop used kiln paper and they drew a sea creature or a rock. They then had to fill it with pieces of different coloured glass.
After completing the pieces, Jo took them away so they can go in the kiln.