Mask Making by Sophie 8AT
On 29th February 2012 the year 8 pupils of Hinchley Wood School were given a difficult challenge. The task was to create masks inspired by African animals. Mr Allcock the teacher explained to the excited children what they have to do. As soon as they knew what to do they started straight away. I had an interview with Mr Allcock and this was what he said
“We have been using lots of materials from tissue paper to animal skins.”
Jasmine a pupil in the class stated that she really enjoyed the lesson and she would love to do it again but Alex was not so keen. He thought the lesson was boring a there could be a few improvements but overall it was alright. The pupils were on a tight schedule with only 2 hours to create their master pieces but they did it marvellously.
The second half of the group started with a design plan. This is when you plan what animal or animals you want your animal to look like. You can do things like elephants or even a tiger. Then table by table they would collect the materials they need to create the masks. Hope had an idea of creating a half tiger and half spider. This was a really good idea because it shows how create you can be. Alex’s mask didn’t turn out how he expected. Although this happened he still enjoyed the lesson with his favourite bit actually making the mask. On the other hand Hopes and Jasmine's favourite bit was doing the design of the masks.
Overall most people said that they really enjoyed the day and would do it again. I hope the Gulu School in Africa like them.