Olympic Inspired School Sculpture Project


UPDATE:

Here are the wonderful assemblages that I helped Y5 to create in their teams of 5-6:

For green, we have Jessica Ennis

For green, we have GB star Jessica Ennis

For red, we have GB cyclist Chris Hoy

For red, we have GB cyclist Chris Hoy

In black, its our hero Steve Redgrave

In black, its our hero Steve Redgrave

Heading off in yellow is super speedy, super cool Usain Bolt

Heading off in yellow is super speedy, super cool Usain Bolt

and in blue, we have top swimmer Rebecca Adlington

and in blue, we have top swimmer Rebecca Adlington

Here’s how they look in their place of pride, above the serving hatches in the school hall:

Our Olympic Heroes, Chorlton C E Primary School

Our Olympic Heroes, Chorlton C E Primary School

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ORIGINAL POST (May 2012):

I’m looking forward to working with Y5 next week to create some fantastic Olympic sports figures in a style that will be an homage to Tony Cragg.

Working with the dual themes of ‘the Olympic Games’ and ‘eco’, we have a project here that beautifully fulfils both. Our figures will be assembled from found objects in the Olympic colours, depicting Olympic sporting heroes. As a bonus, children will learn about British sculptor Tony Cragg, research our selected UK Olympians: Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt, Rebecca Adlington and Steve Redgrave. They will also have a rare chance to use hammers and glue guns and work on a very large scale.

Just like Tony Cragg, we will make our figures by assembling found objects into the silhouette shapes of our five heroes. In our project, each one will be composed of one single colour, using the five colours of the Olympic rings: red, green, blue, yellow and black.

A collection of suitably coloured recycled and found objects is being gathered by the Y5 pupils. I’m just hoping there will be enough! So if you have the opportunity this weekend to do a clear out in your shed or toy box, please send in anything that we can incorporate – we’re aiming for each of these figures to fill an 8′ x 4′ panel, so we need lots!!!!

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