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Picking Up Sticks

The art room was buzzing with energy recently as the Year 6 children split into teams and tackled chair making. 

Using just newspaper, regular visitor to Crosfields, artist Darcy Turner, brought his amazing newspaper-rolling machines which turned the newspaper into sticks by tightly rolling the sheets together.  Sealing the edges with glue, the children enjoyed the challenge of producing plenty of sticks for their team mates to construct their chairs. 

At the end of the session, the girls and boys had produced chairs that were sturdy and strong enough to sit on, whilst at the same time, they developed their construction, problem solving and team working skills.  All triumphed with innovative and surprisingly very stable chairs!    

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  • Crosfields School
  • Shinfield Road
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • RG2 9BL
  • Main Office: 0118 9871810
  • Bursar's Office: 0118 9862535
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