In mid May, we were very fortunate to have the senior model maker from Aardman Animations (the creators of Wallace and Gromit) at School to teach three fantastic workshops to all of our Prep School children.
The day started with all the Prep School pupils in the Hopkins Hall watching a screening of A Close Shave, which was enjoyed by all. There was much laughter heard from the children and teachers.
During the workshops, the children were taught the art of playing with clay and moulding it into several different characters. Year 3 and 4 created Morph, Year 5 and 6 created Gromit and Year 7 and 8 created Shaun the Sheep. The workshops consisted of Jim the senior model maker sharing his vast years of expertise and the children followed the step-by-step advice and then added their own take on their characters if they wanted to.
They absolutely loved the day and everyone took their model home with them giving them a wonderful reminder of this fabulous day.
Mrs Reeve, Head of IT