Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Hendrefoilin Primary School Monday 13th June 2011

Today we went to Hendrefoilin Primary school, where the children were firstly asked to write all the objects, places, colours and smells that they saw on their route to school this morning.

We then moved outside to the playground to draw a global map. We started by asking the children where they would place Swansea, leading on to ask where they were born, parents were born etc and to draw these locations using chalk.

We then passed around the weight lobe, asking what the children thought it was used for, followed by showing photographs of the weight being used by a Webster drawn onto ancient ceramics. We also passed around other Archaeological artefacts which the children enjoyed handling and learning about.

We then showed the Tessera Hospitalis, asking again if the children knew what it was and the reasons for having one.

We then gave the children paper to draw their own Tessera Hospitalis, simply drawing the outline of a shape that they would like to be remembered by and that will be cut within stainless steel and placed in Swansea city centre.

We had some fabulous and inventive designs which will look great when placed all together.

A great afternoon J

Emma Simmonds

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