14th & 16th June 2022
Two days spent at Houseteads Roman fort with Beaconside School. It is the Year 4s that I saw at Penrith & Eden Museum and they are enjoying a residential experience, staying at the Youth Hostel at The Sill. Weather fantastic - who wouldn’t want to spend time living in the fort here with blue sky and fluffy clouds and amazing views? It reminded me of very happy times making the artwork for the wellhead, part of the Roman Cavalry exhibition.
This link showcases all the artworks in the project.
With these 2 groups we looked at Roman ‘bling’ and the amazing Vindolanda horse chamfron. Each pupil created a design which they applied to a pleather chamfron base and added embossed metal foil decorations. It looked great as they walked down the hill to the bus all holding their designs by the ears so they could dry in the wind!
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