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SCULPTURE PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS


* AN INTERNATIONAL ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN UP TO AGE 18

Alone
Alone
Photo Description:
Alone This sculpture of a person was the result of a bullying project run by the hospital school during the half-term break. It began with a brainstorming session on what bullying was and how you would feel if you were being bullied. The children were then asked what they would like to make to represent this project, the answer was unanimous - a person. It was decided that a person crouched down in a corner would be a good symbol of someone feeling afraid or alone. Using plaster, the children covered each others limbs to form various parts of the person’s body. It was decided that all of the children should have their bodies cast despite the fact that the person may eventually look out of proportion; we also decided to make this person ‘genderless’ – these decisions cleverly conveyed the idea that everyone is susceptible to bullying regardless of age, size and gender. Once the casts had been removed from arms, faces, backs, hands, legs, shoulders and feet we set to work assembling our person Finally, the children were then given blank sheets of paper and oil pastels. They were asked to write any words they could think of that related to bullying. These words were later torn and pasted onto the person so that its inner feelings could be expressed outwardly. Interesting, the word that the children kept writing over and over was ‘ALONE’.
Author
Students from Chelsea Community Hospital School , 4-16 yrs