Students have a fun and colourful time

Students at Memorial Oval Primary School were recently given the chance to create interesting artwork while learning about colours as part of a Colour Chaos Day.

A variety activities exposed the children to different colours, and gave them a better understanding of the interaction between colours when mixed together..

The event marks the start of the students’ visual arts program which will take up the rest of their semester.

Primary Teacher Amber Cabban said the Colour Chaos Day was key in giving students a head start on their visual arts program.

“They’re exposed to the different colours so they understand the basics. It gives them experience with the ways that the primary, secondary, and tertiary colours can be mixed,” she said.

Activities on the day included water spraying coloured pictures, ice cube colour mixing, shaving cream hand prints, playdough mixing, colour wheels, and colour puzzles.

“Beforehand we taught them about colours by using water warping with celery. After they finished their activities we discussed what they had learned from the day,” Ms Cabban said.

“This is definitely a day teachers and students look forward to. Last year we only had two reception classrooms involved, but this year we have four junior primary classes involved.

“We had around 18 to 20 parents helping out on the day. We do a bit of incidental teaching.”​

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