Year 1 enjoy making African Tribal Masks

Elmhurst School for Boys

27th November 2015 | Key Stage 1

In Art lessons, Year 1 have been making African tribal masks. We looked at the traditional ceremonial masks of Nigeria and Senegal, which were carved from African hard woods and decorated with found objects such as straw, shells, seeds and bone. The boys started off with a balloon on which they used papier-mâché to create the shape of the face. This was followed by a layer of Art Rok in order to speed up the hardening process and to add texture. They then painted their masks with black paint and PVA to create a hardwood finish and decorated them with dried pulses. Finally, the best bit, they popped their balloons! They look just like the real thing!

Watch a video of Year 1 making African Tribal Masks:

Posted on 23rd May 2019 | Key Stage 2

39th Elmhurst School Swimming Gala

Last Friday 17th May was the 39th Elmhurst School Swimming Gala, held at Trinity School. Ninety boys were invited to [...]

Read more »

Posted on 23rd May 2019 | Key Stage 2

Year 6 Residential trip to Hayling Island

Year 6 had a fantastic time on their residential trip to Hayling Island, this week.  The boys started each [...]

Read more »

Posted on 16th May 2019 | Early Years

Story Adventures: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We look forward to welcoming local parents and boys of pre-school age to our forthcoming Story Adventure, offering a [...]

Read more »
Photo Gallery Arrange a visi Request a Prospectus School Calendar
Est. 1869
Back to top Back to top

© 2019 Elmhurst School for Boys

44 - 48 South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7DW

T: 020 8688 0661

Privacy Policy | Site Map

Part of Bellevue Education

Bellevue Education