Our year 4 pupils have been designing their own tiles as a part of the ‘Wild Escape’ project. On Earth Day 2023, we visited Lydiard Park for a special celebration and to see the children’s artwork on display!
Last term a local artist came into Tregoze Primary School and helped our Year 4 class design bespoke tiles. The children’s tiles were based on falcons, a bird of prey the children have been learning about in school. Their designs were then taken to the Lydiard House Museum where they were put on display with works from multiple local schools. This opportunity was provided as a part of two national projects, ‘Wildlife Escapes’ and ‘Take to the Skies’.
Wildlife Escapes is an exciting new project which aims to bring schools and museums together in order to celebrate the natural world. Inspired by the BBC series Wild Isles, this project aims to raise awareness of climate preservation and biodiversity maintenance. The Take to the Skies project helped introduce those topics to our pupils through teaching them about the ecosystems of predatory birds. As part of this project, Year 4 has been learning all about Falcons and their role in the ecosystem.
After completing our artwork, we were then invited to Lydiard Park for a special Earth Day event. The trip began with the children visiting Lydiard Park Museum. At the museum, our pupils were able to see a plethora of fantastic art pieces, including their own tiles!
Year 4 were then treated to a live birds of prey demonstration. During the demonstration, we got to learn even more fun facts about birds of prey and how they play a vital role in the UK’s ecosystem. We even got the opportunity to hold a few of the birds.
The pupils were impeccably behaved throughout their time at Lydiard Park and we are proud to say they represented the school exceptionally well. Their artwork was also thoroughly deserving of being put on display.
We are incredibly grateful towards Wild Escapes and the Lydiard Park Museum for offering year 4 this unforgettable opportunity. It was an incredibly valuable experience and Tregoze Primary School would be open to participating in similar experiences in the future.