Eastwood school pupils get creative to celebrate being back together after lockdown
Creative pupils at an Eastwood primary school showcased their own special art exhibition to celebrate being back in the classroom after lockdown.
Children at Lawrence View Primary School were excited to be finally reunited after restrictions lifted last month, allowing all children to return to school.
During the first week back, staff wanted to promote wellbeing and celebrate being back together with a bit of light-hearted creativity.
A fun-filled week of art was on the timetable for pupils, with each class using different techniques and inspirations around the theme of ‘togetherness’.
Teacher Chloe Briggs said: “We wanted to celebrate being back together as a school.
"The children discussed what togetherness meant to them and explored ideas in their sketchbook, which helped them to create their final piece.”
Each year group worked together to explore different aspects of togetherness.
Ms Briggs said: "Year one looked at how important hands have been over the past year, lots of hand washing so we can safely come back together.
"While year three pupils looked at the artist Keith Haring and explored movement of togetherness.”
When the projects were finished, children brought their creations into the main hall for an exhibition to showcase all of the work.
Ms Briggs added: “We brought the artwork together – creating an exhibition to celebrate every child’s work.
"With everything that’s going on at the moment, it’s important to enjoy being together.”