Sunday, 3 July 2011
Dylan Thomas Secondary School Friday the 24th of June
Today was our last day at Dylan Thomas Secondary 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 passed around a loom weight, asking what the children thought it was used for, followed by photographs showing 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 laser cut within stainless steel and placed in Swansea city centre.
As you can see once again the children created some very interesting designs! The children designed anything from Dragons to The Flying Scotsman.
As the children had a great art room we once again stayed inside to draw the 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 marker pens.