King's St Alban's

23 June

Authentic Italian treat for Pre-Prep.

Following the launch yesterday evening of an Italian Mosaic Exhibition in the Henry Sandon Hall, located at the Royal Porcelain Works,  the Pre-Prep children at King’s St Alban’s were in for a treat this morning.
Year 1 pupils joined together with the Reception cohort to make the short journey down Severn Street to the Royal Porcelain Works, where they had a super visit. The children were mesmerised by the stunning Italian mosaic artworks which surrounded them. They were fascinated to learn more about the history of mosaics, listening attentively to every word from our guide. In for a treat, the children then received a masterclass from the artist themselves on how to make a mosaic. They learned which materials were used, how they were made and how to cut the pieces to the relevant size. The children were superb listeners and asked lots of interesting questions. Many were inspired to become potential mosaic artists of the future!
Year 2 followed, as they eagerly walked the short distance to the mosaic exhibition. The cohort were equally mesmerised by the mosaic artwork on show and were blown away with a demonstration from an artist from the Mosaic School in Spilimbergo, Italy. They found out some history of mosaic making, looked at some traditional and contemporary-style work and watched the artist demonstrate how it is done.
It was a fabulous experience for all of the pupils that were able to take part in this additional trip; thank you to Mr and Mrs Cinao (Teaching Assistant at King’s St Alban’s Pre-Prep) for organising such a lovely learning experience for the children. As the children left the Henry Sandon Hall, they thanked the artists in Italian, “Grazie!”