Year 3 Create their own Mosaic ‘Masterpiece’

Our Year 3 class are very proud of their collaborative efforts in creating a wonderful large-scale mosaic to enrich their art project, linked to their historical study of The Romans. The children designed mosaic border patterns, made thousands of tiny clay tesserae, and decided to customise their colour scheme to reflect a St Albans theme, with the city crest standing out in the centre of their design. A local company, BC Ceramics, sponsored this special project through providing the necessary ceramic adhesive and the final ‘masterpiece’ now takes pride of place in the school hall. Headteacher, Bob Bridle, stated that ‘the school would like to say a big thank you to Dave Berrecloth and his team at BC Ceramics for supporting us with this ambitious project. The final piece includes around six thousand tesserae, with the children incorporating square, triangular and circular tiles into their designs. It’s always special when they agree a larger-scale collaborative project, and every child in the class has made a valuable contribution. It’s amazing to think that, mathematically,  it amounts to an average of around 200 tiles per pupil!