What a great day we have had today. As we continue to forge links with the Customs House in South Shields we were visited by Elizabeth Kane who is the Learning Officer at the Customs House.
Elizabeth had invited us to participate in a project entitled ‘Power and Protest’ which the Customs House were delivering and has been funded by Historic England.
As a class we discussed what the words meant and looked at three protests that had taken place in South Tyneside:
The riots at Mill Dam, the Jarrow Crusade.and the Miners’ Strike. We had an excellent discussion about how people would have felt at the time.
Next we looked at a famous artist called Bob and Roberta Smith and we looked at his art.
Elizabeth then explained to us that we were going to use his art to inspire us to create our own using oil pastels on card.
The whole class spent the afternoon, working in pairs to complete their own piece of artwork.
As you can see below the results were fantastic.
As part of the project we will have our art displayed at the Customs House and the children will all receive an Arts Award.