Moreton First hosted another successful Prep School Art Day on Tuesday 31st January.
Prestfelde, The White House, Yarlet, Terra Nova and Moffats joined some of our own Year 6 pupils for the annual art event. This year’s theme was heralded with a surprise announcement from Martin Wood, the tallest town crier in the world (and Town Crier of Shrewsbury). He arrived ringing his bell and declaring the commencement of the creative day that ensued. In fact, the theme was based on his very own ceremonial jacket.
The event began with Martin explaining how his role now differs from his predecessors who would have needed to conduct executions, read out the news and taste the ale from the 560 pubs in Shrewsbury!
The students drew antique military brass buttons on a large scale and then used mixed media and three types of printing to add colour, texture and pattern to create close-ups of the jacket, badges and braiding. The pupils discovered that buttons were historically used as currency.
Martin and the teachers were very impressed with all their efforts and final pieces. Everyone was proud of being part of another memorable Prep School Art Day.