Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson participates in a workshop with children. Photo: David Wood.
The school were honored to be invited to a special event at the National Glass Centre to meet the Prime Minister and members of his cabinet.
A group of 30 Year 4 children visited on Friday 31st January to watch the amazing glass blowing demonstrations and also designed their own pieces of fused glass. During these activities, the children were joined by members of the government cabinet and some children got to work on their glass alongside Boris Johnson.
It was commented on how well behaved and knowledgeable the children were about Sunderland and its history from their recent visit to the Glass Center and St Peter’s Church. All of the children had a fantastic afternoon and, even if a little nervous at first, soon got in to their stride when talking to all of the guests.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove talks with children. Photo: David Wood.
Year 4 went on a visit to the National Glass Centre and St Peter’s Church as part of their Art and RE work. The children are looking at Aspects of Sunderland in their art lessons so they walked to the Glass Centre to take in the sights and give them inspiration for their glass painting. The visit to St Peter’s Church allowed the children to look at the beautiful stained glass windows as well as seeing the part of the church that is still standing from Anglo-Saxon times over 1600 years ago.
Year 4 watch a demonstration
Year 2 children at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.
Year 2 went on a trip to the National Glass Centre in Sunderland to learn more about materials.
While there they performed some fun experiments to learn more about the properties and uses of glass. They also made some fantastic art work using glass and designed and made their own winter glass tile.
The trip ended with a fantastic glass blowing demonstration.