General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 20 Nov 2017/5 Eagle
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Redriff Primary School, London SE16

We’ve worked at Redriff for many years now, and always loved it! The atmosphere here is second-to-none, pupils and teachers buzzing with enthusiasm, energy and warmth... What lucky youngsters to have such inspiring and supportive teachers as Louise, Richard, Sarah and others we’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Pic 1: Ceramic tile Aztec daysigns
Pic 1: Ceramic tile Aztec daysigns

Still (2008) hanging in the school’s multi-function room is this (main picture) splendid copy of the Aztec Sunstone, backed up now with children’s ceramic tile renditions of Aztec calendar day signs (Picture 1).

Pic 2: Sharnette with her ‘marblous’ Aztec temple model
Pic 2: Sharnette with her ‘marblous’ Aztec temple model

The Year 6 pupils now regularly give the Mexicolore team an interview after the workshop (follow link below to see a photo). And this year we were struck by a couple of examples of Aztec craftwork produced by individual pupils: Sharnette told us of a day trip with her mum that she made to Birmingham one Sunday; at a shop selling marble products ‘full of sculptures’ she was allowed to make a model in marble of an Aztec temple. She had to be careful with the ‘really really strong’ (Super)glue - the whole thing took her 2 1/2 hours to complete! (See Picture 2)

Pic 3: Luke with his Mexican mosaic picture
Pic 3: Luke with his Mexican mosaic picture

Luke, also 10, told us of all the hard work over 3 weeks (an hour each day) that he’d put into making a tile mosaic based on the Mexican flag with an image of the sun in the centre in his Art class. Using a plain wooden frame, grout and small colour tiles, he began with an outline in his sketch book which he then copied onto the frame and coloured in. ‘The gluing and sticking took the longest time!’ (See Picture 3).

They make a lovely addition to our Aztec display!
They make a lovely addition to our Aztec display!

Great work, everyone! Thanks for making us so welcome, time after time...

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