Art day inspired by naturePosted: 15th June 2020
Who knew paints could be made from berries, beetroot, plants and mustard powder?
Children at Magna Carta Primary Academy are adapting to life at home by learning how to be resourceful in their lessons.
The school set pupils the task of taking part in an art day inspired by nature.
They could use anything taken from nature to create their own masterpieces, even experimenting and making paint from natural things.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “We wanted to create a day where teachers did not upload any maths or English lessons to our online programme and, instead, freed up families to create art.
“We decided on the nature theme because, over the last few months, we have all slowed down a little and started noticing things in nature that we wouldn’t normally notice. Most families go on a daily walk and so we wanted to marry this up with the art.
“We also wanted to remind children and parents that there is more to education than maths and English; art is also important. We hoped that creating nature inspired art would be a positive thing for their mental health.”