Let us spray! Art attack

YOUNGSTERS learned about graffiti as a modern art form and even designed their own tag names. Year Six pupils at Dagenham s Leys Primary were taught by artist Mark Peachey. Teacher Sarah Murphy said after last week s session: The activity fitted well

YOUNGSTERS learned about graffiti as a modern art form and even designed their own "tag" names.

Year Six pupils at Dagenham's Leys Primary were taught by artist Mark Peachey.

Teacher Sarah Murphy said after last week's session: "The activity fitted well into a unit of work in art which explores how different artists adapt their work to the landscape around them.

"The children created some fantastic work through Mark's demonstration and support."

Pupils at the school in Leys Avenue investigated the law surrounding graffiti and donned protective clothing, masks, goggles and gloves as they used spray cans. Even their teacher had a go!

Miss Murphy added: "After a cold afternoon on the playground, the children were reluctant to go inside as they wanted to continue with the graffiti!

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"The afternoon was a great success and the children had a fantastic time taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The school thanked Mr Peachey for taking the time to work with the pupils.

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