As part of our work with heritage schools, Year 4 pupils visited the Bronte Parsonage in Howarth to learn about their local history and heritage.
Along with local artist in residence Keith Palmer, children from Farnham, Laycock and Hollingwood Primary schools visited Howarth. They made observational drawings of the landscapes and recorded details and images of buildings. They then worked with Keith to create landscapes using acrylic paint and charcoal which captured the Moors.
Our Year 4 pupils then went on a second visit to Howarth and explored the museum which was once the home of the Bronte family. The children also took part in a drama work shop with Sue Newby and preformed a scene from Jane Eyre in costume.
Story-teller Irene Lofthouse visited the school and worked with the children to create plasticine characters that children used to create miniature books.
Year 4 were then inspired to create their own stories based on historic Bradford. They have used a variety of art forms to create the Bronte Parsonage and garden, Branwell Bronte’s toy soldiers which were inspirational to the young Brontes.
Year 4 have enjoyed learning about Haworth and the Bronte family. They have developed an understanding of their local and national heritage and how we value and care for it.