Clay Creations

Prep School
14 Oct 22

Our Year 6 pupils have been studying the Kingdom of Benin in their Humanities topic and have been investigating aspects of the religion of the people from that time. They learnt about why the people of Benin were Animists, which means that they believed that animals have a soul and worshipped animals as if they were gods.

They found out that Animists particularly worshipped animals such as leopards, snakes, crocodiles and mudfish, so the children made tiles featuring these animals and decorated them in the style of the artworks from Benin. They used clay with wooden tools to keep their tiles square. In their next lesson, they will be painting the tiles with bronze coloured paint. Great work!