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Year 6 Trip to Runnymede Meadows

Year 6 trip to see The Jurors - Sept. 2016

Year 6 Trip to See the Jurors

Year 6 have been learning about the Magna Carta this half term and how it changed the future that we know today.  We have focused on the Jurors- an art instillation created by Hew Locke consisting of 12 bronze chairs- that was created to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  Our trip took place on Monday 26th September where we were split into 6 groups and rotated around the field to complete exciting art activities. One gave us the opportunity to use water colours to sketch and paint the trees that surrounded us exploring different shades of green and brown. Another one of the activities allowed us to act out key ideas linking with the British Values and freedom/liberty.  We sorted ourselves into groups and we performed a scene where an action against human rights was committed.  During the third activity we used the school cameras to take pictures of the chairs and the memorial. We were also given time to sketch the memorial as well. So that we could understand more about the past, we learnt about famous people who stood up for their rights including Martin Luther King. The last activity gave us the chance to see the 12 chairs up close. We chose our favourite and sketched some of the detail from the chair as well as thinking about how the stories shown linked. It was lots of fun and we can’t wait to create our own plaque out of clay to tell the story of an important historical event linked to freedom and liberty.

By Seren Mellor and Hannah Mitchell.