Bible story brought to life through art

Pupils at St Paul's Primary School in Nelson with the impressive clay sculpture they have created.'Photo Ben Parsons
Pupils at St Paul's Primary School in Nelson with the impressive clay sculpture they have created.'Photo Ben Parsons
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THE biblical story of “the feeding of the five thousand” was brought to life by pupils at St Paul’s Primary School when they created an Antony Gormley-esque display of clay sculptures.

As part of their art week - which also tied in bible themes, pupils made an impressive sea of unique characters after teachers drafted in a staggering half tonne of clay.

Children from Reception all the way up to Year 6 were encouraged to get creative after looking at the work of Antony Gormley.

And there were even some figurines with mohican haircuts!

Year 4 teacher Mr Tim Lowe said: “It was lovely seeing the children work together and it showed real team spirit. They had a fantastic time and everyone thought they were just wonderful. Everyone in the school had individual sculptures by the end and then a team of people stayed after school to display them.”

Some children took their artwork home while other sculptures were kindly taken in by Nelson and Colne College who fired around 300 in their furnace to commemorate the day.