4 May 2007

It's finished.

Seamus painting his hand.



It's hard to tell by this but the totem pole is actually around 8 foot high.
For the last few weeks I have been helping Seamus' class to make a large totem pole representing a story they have read through out the first term. There were several books to choose from but as soon as I heard that they had read the rainbow serpent my mind went into overdrive, with images of a large paper mache python curled around the totem pole, surrounded by all the hands of the kids impressed in clay and painted in bright colours. As you can see by the last photo it went mostly as I wanted it to. Seamus' teacher was great, giving Bronwyn (another Mum)and I a free hand and supplying us with whatever materials we needed without question, he even supplied us with chocies. Every class up to year four made a pole with varying themes such as the ocean and the bat caves, I can't wait to see all of them together, must remember to take the camera to school on Monday morning to get some shots of them all together.

3 comments:

Kathryn said...

Way to go, Susy! and the rest of the merry band of helpers. What a super effort! I want one for my backyard now!

Peta's page said...

wow!!!! we want to see pics......

Kaz said...

What a wonderfully creative idea! It looks like he was really having fun getting his "hands" painted!

p.s and thanks for the kind words on my blog, appreciate it.
-K