What we did to find out about our topic and create our exhibition: Our topic was all about being proud of our heritage and achievements in the area plus having aspiration for ourselves. We visited the Dorman Museum where we worked in the galleries that are full of Christopher Dresser ceramics. Children created artwork inspired by their visit. They designed, made and evaluated their own pots using techniques learned at the Museum. We then researched Christopher Dresser, the Stockton and Darlington Railway and Arthur Dorman to find out what else was ‘made in the Tees Valley’.
Our exhibition included:
We invited Years 3 and 6 from St Gerard’s Primary to come to our exhibition as well as all the other year groups from our own school. We were amazed at how many of our families came along to see children’s work. After that, our exhibition moved to the Dorman Museum where it was on show to the public for 2 months.