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Design a Doodle

Calling all budding illustrators! National Book tokens have a competition to Design a National Book Token. The winning design will be made into a real National Book Token and there are lots of prizes to be won.  Come and pick up a template sheet from the Art department and fill it in with your design.  It has to have a ‘BOOKY’ theme. There are 3 different categories: up to 8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years old.  All entries must be handed back to the Art department before the end of term.  Don’t forget to put your details on the back of the form!

Further details can be found below or at

For inspiration take a look at the website where there is a gallery of designs from 35 top illustrators – here are some examples:

Lauren Ellen Anderson              Joe Berger                                               Benji Davies

Year 7

Inspired by the paintings of Toulouse Lautrec, Year 7 have been making facial features from paper mache.  The paper mache was moulded into individual features of the face eg the eyes, lips etc in the style used by Lautrec in his paintings.

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The models were painted and varnished and the features grouped together on chicken wire for display.


The final products have been put on display outside on the wall of Eaton Grange.


Year 6

For DT Year 6 have been making upcycled clocks. All the materials for their design (apart from the clock mechanism) had to be sourced from previously used items.  Year 6 showed amazing creativity and innovation in the design and production of their clocks – there was a great variety of items used such as plates, buckets and wheel trims.

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The class learnt some new skills such as chiseling – some had to use a mallet and chisel to carve out space for the clock mechanism.

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Year 4

Year 4 have been looking at using textures in art and have created some interesting models from plaster.  First a clay caste was constructed – many different objects, such as forks, hessian, pencils, lids, were pressed into the clay to create textures.  The casts were filled with plaster of paris.  Once the plaster had solidified the clay caste was removed.

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