Honor Pinner

‘Outdoor stage’

St Bernadette’s Catholic Junior School, Balham, London, 2007

Outdoor stage, painted backdrop and proscenium arch with mosaic. Made with Year 4

The Head Teacher, Deborah Hogan, wanted to add an area of interest into the playground which would prove to be interactive and decorative. I had great fun working with Year 4 as they produced delightful designs for the backdrop. The children drew some lovely landscapes, and in perspective!

The final design for the back drop was quite surreal: a helter-skelter spirals through the sky; pyramids sit side by side with a snow capped mountain; a mermaid does a head stand on the water while yellow and blue horses gallop towards the sea. A perfect backdrop to any event!

The children also made clay reliefs depicting animals, butterflies and birds which were incorporated into the mosaics for the proscenium arch.

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