In Summer 2013 we worked as a whole school on the enquiry “What is Sculpture?” where children were given the opportunity to explore sculpture through Art and Design and Technology. The two week enquiry focused on using recycled materials to create sculptures for the creation of a sculpture walk around school, using both the inside and outside of the school building. The overall theme was “Once Upon a Time at Unsworth”. Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation about sculpture.
The aim of the enquiry was for children to:
- Understand what sculpture is.
- Explore different types of sculpture.
- Evaluate sculptures
- Look at the work of prolific sculptures
- Create their own or a group sculpture
Each class developed their own individual and group sculptures, choosing an area of the school as their exhibition space. Our school community were invited into school to take themselves on a walk around our trail and the school council devised a map to help visitors understand where to go. If you look at the gallery below, you can view what our sculpture trail looked like and see some of the sculptures that the children created.
Below are a range of different images of sculptures collected from a variety of websites and from a tour of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.