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On Monday 15th November, Year 5 visited the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral whose collection spans more than 800 years with over 125 original stained glass windows from across the UK and Europe.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Theophilus the Monk who took us back many centuries to explore how stained glass evolved, through the process of glass making colouring, through to completing a finished window.
Working in groups, Year 5 pupils then spent time learning how to cut glass, making our own small glass decorations ready for the kiln, learning about heraldic coats of arms, and exploring the stained glass collection in the museum on a ‘portrait quest’ which took us from the oldest example (c1200) to the most modern (2014).
An excellent day for everyone which provides a wonderful start to our next Art topic!
The Art Department