Year 5 Trip – British Museum

On Monday, year 5 visited the British Museum to see the African galleries and the famous Benin Bronzes. After arriving, we took our art books and made sketches of the bronzes which we will use as material for developing our own sculptures next week. At 12pm the children attended a talk given by the museum and gained a greater understanding of the circumstances and reasons for their creation. The children behaved fantastically and learned a great deal about the culture and society of the historic kingdom of Benin.