Angel of the North Week
During the first half of the Spring term we held the second of this year's whole school topical focused weeks. This time focusing upon the 20th Anniversary of Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North. This topic permeated through subjects in activities such as size, scale, height and measure in mathematics; materials, recycling and the environment in science; sculpture in art and technology, the work of Anthony Gormley etc. All of these activities gave us the opportunity to extend vocabulary, enrich language and create inspiration for writing.
As part of this experience we created our own ‘Angel of the North’ in the grounds, using recycled materials. Please scroll down to view a selection of photographs of our 'Angel of the North' sculpture in the making.
Schools Micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment
Along side this topic we also joined a project to send a sculpture the size of a sugar cube into space. Using Anthony Gormley's 'Terracotta Army' as our inspiration every child made a sugar cube sculpture with fimo modelling clay. Two sculptures were chosen to be sent into space (further information will follow shortly) the remaining sculptures are on display in the school library. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view a selection of photographs of our Anthony Gormley style installtion and visit the library to enjoy the display for yourselves.
Angel of the North
Look at the final installation of 'Goldfield's Angel of the North'!
What facts have you learnt during the 'Angel of the North' week?
Our Space Sculptures
Schools Micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment Certificate
Great news! We have received certificates for the sculptures that were chosen to go into space. The certifcates confirm that 3 of Goldfield's sculptures flew INTO SPACE on board the NASA Water Recovery X-ray Rocket on April 4th 2018 and reached a maximum velocity of 6,659kph and a height of 205km above the Earth after 230 seconds, before landing in the ocean a further 310 seconds later.
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