Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Island Bay 3D Boats M12


Carrie's lesson 7-8yr olds

We have a fundraising event 'The Running of the Balls' at our annual school fair, where a thousand balls are released down a pre-determined path and the first three to reach the bottom win prizes. This year we've been asked to create some obstacles with an island bay theme.
M12 were shown the painting by Rita Angus of boats in Island Bay, and were given examples of how boats could be constructed. Then they were given the task of designing and making their own boat, which needed to be big enough to fit a brick inside to weigh it down (It's not unusual to get strong winds in Wellington)
Thanks to my parent help Eddie, we were able to use the glue gun and stanley knives for construction and I was quietly relieved to see how well the children coped with the task ahead of them.







 As you can see, the designs were varied and well thought out. Most were working in pairs but a few were keen to work alone.

The children were given few boundaries with the colour, other than keep it simple and use bold colours. They used acrylic paints to get good coverage.





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