Creative Year 6 pupils at Dumpton School, Wimborne have designed and produced three ‘Roman’ mosaics as part of a Heritage Lottery funded mosaic project with mosaic artist Joanna Dewfall.
A project, which formed one element of an annual Roman Day celebration at Dumpton School in Wimborne, has resulted in the creation of three ‘Roman’ mosaics with the help from mosaic artist Joanna Dewfall.
Working in small groups, pupils researched and drew designs that would be typically found as a theme in Roman mosaics excavated in Dorset.They were then taught how to cut tiles and create the mosaics, and to make their mosaics more realistic the pupils decided to make them look like fragments that might have been excavated.
As part of Dumpton School’s Roman Day, Wimborne History Festival was also able to provide a ‘Roman soldier’ who came to talk to the children about what is was like to be in the Roman army; the children were able to try on armour and clothing.
Head teacher Mr Browning commented, “We are so proud of the mosaics made by our students – the children have shown great creativity and imagination. We will be mounting them for permanent display alongside our new Arts Courtyard.”
Tracy Whitham, Director of Wimborne History Festival commented; “Wimborne History Festival have been thrilled to work with Dumpton School, and delighted that the Heritage Lottery Funding we secured for children to learn about the Roman History of Wimborne has resulted in such enthusiastic and creative results.”