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As part of the sustainability program at Croydon West Primary School …

Ruth asked the children in the junior grades to invent their own endangered species.

The challenge was to make a series of clay tiles which illustrated specific parts of their creature.

The first tile needed to show the texture of its skin.

The second was its eye …

and the third was a foot print.

When we were there the tiles were all lined up on the bench, drying out so they could be popped into the kiln. This included special clay name tags the children had made to represent their creatures.

Endangered Creatures Name

Endangered Creatures Eye

Endangered Creatures Skin

Endangered Creatures Footprint

Once fired the three tiles and name tag will be mounted. We’ll be very interested to see how - we’ll get back to you with that one.


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2 Responses to “creating endangered species”


  1. I just love the clay work these children did — beautiful!

    ::: Clearly they were very engaged by this project Karen. Ruth, their art teacher, is going to add pictures on our Facebook page when they are fired and mounted … We can’t wait to see that! :) :)

  2. avatar Elise says:

    What a wonderful creative learning experience for the students. They look like they spent a lot of time planning and creating these fabulous endangered species. What a dedicated teacher to provide a learning experience that is flexible and individualised.

    ::: Ruth is a wonderful art teacher Elise … The children at Croydon West are very lucky to have her! :) :)

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