Children at Windmill Primary School in Belle Isle exhibited their artwork based on the Tour de France at an exhibition in school.
I was shown round by three pupils: Victoria, Jossar and Joshua. They explained that the whole school, from Reception to Year 6 had worked on the project. Many aspects of ‘Le Tour’ were represented from bicycles to maps, star riders, national flags and French culture.
“We’ve got a lot of artistic teachers” explained Jossar “but it wasn’t just art, we looked at the Tour de France in maths and literacy, in every subject.”
Sure enough we found a picture graph showing one class’s favourite breakfast, which turned out to be croissants and jam.
The art works used a huge range of techniques. As well as drawing and painting there was collage and mosaic. Tissue paper, cellophane and dried grains had all been pressed into service. One class had used a hairdryer on the wet paint to create the image of speed, whilst another used paperclips to represent a bike chain.
Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at Windmill Primary School for their excellent work.