Kinneff Primary pupils held an exhibition ‘My true nature’ in the school hall. Pupils showcased their learning over the term and parents and the local community enjoyed beautiful carol singing, refreshments and of course a range of stunning artworks created by the pupils in a wide range of media.
The pupils’ key message was an appreciation of their natural environment and the need for their whole community to adopt sustainable choices now and in the future to protect the environment.
The main objective of the ambitious whole school enterprise project ‘My true nature’ was the exploration of nature and the environment by learning through, and about art & design, science, technology and maths. It raised questions, encouraged investigation and promoted challenges that built skills and knowledge across the curriculum.
The whole project was made possible by generous funding from BP and BP link parent Gary McIntosh who also did a workshop with the infant class on plastzote where the pupils made animal masks. The project was a massive success on all levels. The entire learning community benefitted greatly from the entire experience and the final event was testimony to this.
Local and international artist Colin Brown provided a workshop on collage – pupils recycled old magazines etc.
Shop owner and artist Helen Swan from SALT gallery, High street, Stonehaven provided a workshop on clay and pupils made Green men masks and the symbolism of this ancient belief and the protector on nature.
BP provided funding for a day long visit from Mr Bug – pupils handled and did observational line drawings of his weird and wonderful creatures.
Michael Samson local art teacher allowed the pupils to paint on canvas and showed them how to create pictures that demonstrated an appreciation of the season and also they completed a charcoal on the school and surrounding area.
Margaret MacDonald gave up her time and gave pupils a lesson watercolours. They painted local landmarks.