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 12th Feb 2021 | Virtual School

Outdoor Fun and Lockdown Forest School

Although we have not been able to go to the woods for Forest School this half term, we have had [...]

Read more »

Posted on 12th Feb 2021 | Key Stage 2

Year 3 came 2nd in the Croydon Sumdog Competition!

Year 3 showed off their Maths skills to come second in the Croydon Schools Sumdog Competition!   Not only that, [...]

Read more »

Posted on 12th Feb 2021 | Elmhurst All Rounder Award

Elmhurst All-Rounder : Super Communicators

The Elmhurst All-Rounder channels our boys in becoming 6 Super Cs: Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Character. This [...]

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

© 2021 Elmhurst School for Boys

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

T: 020 8688 0661

Virtual Admissions Process | Privacy Policy | Site Map

School Website Design by CHIEF