'A Moment in Time'

The National Museum of the Royal Navy at the Historic Dockyard invited children from Ark Dickens to get involved in an art project called 'A Moment In Time' linked to nelson's flagship, HMS Victory.  Children from Year 4 visited HMS Victory to discover more about what the crew did on board.  They found out about the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and looked at objects from that time including a piece of HMS Victory flag and a 'cat o nine tails' used to punish the sailors.  The children used their visit to help create a unique art piece for the school and they also made their own "sailors keepsake."  

Following on from their visit to the Dockyard the children worked with textile artist Ami Lowman in school using batik, a method of decorating cloth using wax and dye.  Using the Navy's flag system, called signals, the children spelt out their name in flags using batik, which were then sewn together and placed on a flagpole for display in the school.  Each child also designed their own batik squares to make their sailors keepsake dreamcatcher.

The childrens' work is going to be displayed at a special FREE event, The Sea Life Roadshow, on Thursday 31st March from 11.00am to 3.00pm at the Buckland Community Centre.  You are invited to go along with family and friends to view your child's work.  There will be plenty of fun-filled activities taking place throughout the day including crafts, dressing up and object handling.  If you attend you will also be offered a free family voucher to visit all the Historic Dockyard attractions on Wednesday 1st June 2016 during the half term holiday.