photos: Pupils try their hand at sand art design on Brean beach
sand art designs have been created on Brean beach by a group of
talented school pupils.
Knoll School pupils recently read about sand artists Julian Richardson
and Simon Beck on Burnham-On-Sea.com and wanted to try their own
hand at creating the designs.
knew that the children would be learning various apects of geometry
in Mathematics and I had the idea that it could lead into some
similar art work," said head teacher, Chris Burman.
the computing classes, we used our knowledge of shapes and angles
to simulate rotating patterns, with a view to transferring these
children really enjoyed having this to work towards and it has
made our learning meaningful."
we got back to class in the afternoon, we set up a newsroom -
each pupil had a laptop and worked to create their own newspaper
article, with headline, photos, quotes and all!"
school is very supportive of outdoor learning and actively encourages
opportunities to use the local environment to support learning.
also go to the National Trust for providing indoor classroom space
and a drink for the class.
Paula Baker, Chris Burman, Paul Burton (sand artist with Julian
Richardson) and pupils creating the art work (aerial shot by Paul