South Tyneside school pupils get arty as exhibition provides splash of colour

Pupils show off their work at the art exhibition.
Pupils show off their work at the art exhibition.
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Arty youngsters provided a splash of colour as they showed off their handiwork at a South Tyneside library.

Pupils at Simonside Primary School showed off their work at Primrose Library, in Glasgow Road, Jarrow, as part of an exhibition open to family members and the public.

Pupils studied the work of different artists as part of the project.

Pupils studied the work of different artists as part of the project.

It followed a lengthy project which was undertaken by the year five pupils at the school.

They looked closely at different artists over the course of the term, before planning what to paint on their own canvas.

It ended with an exhibition at the library as the school invited members of the community and relatives of the children to view the final products, some of which were sold to help cover the costs.

The school’s year five teacher, Nikki Woodrow, said: “We do immersive learning at the school, where the children have a topic to look at for the year.

The children all enjoyed it and gained a lot out of the project

Nikki Woodrow

“Year five pupils were given the question, ‘would you travel forward or backward in time?’

“They decided to look back in time, and looked at different artists.

“They then opted to do their own art exhibition, which went extremely well.

“The children all enjoyed it and gained a lot out of the project.”

Bryony Murtagh, nine, shows off her work.

Bryony Murtagh, nine, shows off her work.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.

The work went on display to family members and the public.