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BEAUTIFUL BIRDS: Creative home learning huge success as Croxley students’ sculptures feature online

 Published on: 2nd March 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Year 5 children at Yorke Mead Primary School in Croxley were recently very proud to discover their artwork featuring on Waddesdon Manor’s Facebook learning page.

Their finished bird sculptures were inspired by an online learning session with Waddesdon Manor called ‘Birds of a Feather’, which gave children at home and in school the opportunity to have a tour of Waddesdon’s famous aviary and to join together in a discussion about the rare songbirds that live there. 

The Waddesdon learning team complimented the children on their engagement and enthusiasm throughout the discussion and were very impressed with their finished pieces.

The children were also invited to create a conservation promise each which will feature as part of an art display at Waddesdon itself.

Maya explained: “I really enjoyed this project, especially when we got to make our own bird in art. I enjoyed capturing all of the bird’s main features. I have also started to go bird watching, I spotted parakeets, robins, magpies, crows, and wood pigeons in Croxley woods at the weekend.”

Sachin who has been learning from home, explained: “During the recent art project I really enjoyed exploring outdoors and bird watching. It helped me with my sketching of the blue tit. I used the coding tool Scratch with some elements to improve my design. I did enjoy home schooling, but I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again back at school.”

Zara said: “I really enjoyed making my blue tit bird sculpture. The Waddesdon Manor video call was very inspirational and so were my teachers.  It was a really fun project.”

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