It was the best artwork I've seen produced by our Year 5 pupils. Later I asked them to write an article on what they had done as part of a study of journalistic writing. The following is an extract from an article by four pupils: "Sandeep Bhogal (a pupil) ... asked Mrs Speak, the art co-ordinator, what inspired her to plan this unit. Her answer was: 'Tedious Tudors. We had become tired of the same old Tudor portraits. I imagined something quite different for our school, as we like to be individual and take risks in artwork. I wanted children to try something new, moreover, we could combine their ICT skills with their art work. I was hoping to put everything together. What came to mind was the Marilyn Monroe painting by Andy Warhol.'" We all found it interesting to link 1960s pop art with the Tudor paintings.
Jessica Hill, gifted and talented co-ordinator, and Jo Speak, art co-ordinator, Alwoodley Primary School, West Yorkshire