This week Primary 7 pupils from Carmuirs Primary School visited the Our Falkirk Steeple Exhibition in the Howgate Shopping Centre. Last academic year the pupils took part in the Picturing Our Falkirk Steeple Art Project where they explored the history of this local icon through art.
Working with artist Susheila Jamieson the pupils from Carmuirs, Laurieston, Maddiston and Victoria Primary Schools designed and carved woodcuts of different episodes in the buildings history, and then made prints of them. All the work produced has been on display as part of the Steeple 200 celebrations since September. It has been a fantastic project and everyone involved had a great time learning new skills and some pupils are now interested in becoming a sculpturer when they leave school.
Carmuirs P6 Class Teacher – “It opened their eyes to new opportunities once they leave school and the children who struggle academically were able to shine”
Although some of the pupils had already seen the exhibition they enjoyed having the chance to see their artwork on display alongside that of other schools with their classmates. They also got to hear how much the visitors to the exhibition enjoyed looking at their work and how impressed they were to hear it was created by primary children. The exhibition closes this week so if you haven’t had a chance please come along and have a look at the fantastic work of these young people.
“The wood carvings were the best part…we had to be very careful” – Laurieston Pupil
“[The best bit was] the chizzling because I have never done it” – Carmuirs Pupil