On Monday 17 June, Year 3 pupils at George White Junior School hosted their very own exhibition celebrating the work they have created in response to learning about the iconic Anglia Square.
The school hall was turned into an art gallery, displaying prints the children had made with Print to the People, using discovered pictures of Anglia Square as well as photos taken by the children during a recent visit. There was an array of artwork from monochrome montages to vibrant collages and lettering to represent Anglia Square. The children were able to display their Anglia Square poems, which they’d created by thinking of their senses and using poetic devices such as personification and alliteration. Teachers considered the Anglia Square Exhibition to be a huge success. Year 3 teacher, Abbie Weeks noted that ‘the hall was buzzing with parents and children exploring the wonderful creations by the students at George White Junior School’. Whilst visitors wandered around, a recording of interviews that the children had made with people from the local area was playing in the background.
The response from the parents and students throughout the school was terrific, “It has been wonderful to see my child so engaged with the project. She has learnt so much and has really enjoyed it. Thank you.” commented parent, Anna Parker.
Another parent, Becca Barry, reflected that
“The project has been so inspiring for the children – great to see so much…creativity going on.”
George White Junior School is the third school to have held an exhibition to share their heritage skills and learning about Anglia Square. Wensum Junior and Mile Cross have also held popular events for parents and carers, as partners in ‘Anglia Square: A Love Story’.