Older News  » Lost & Found- Year 5s Shaun Tan inspired exhibition

Last updated 8:26 AM on 5 July 2014

Parkview's Year 5MI have marked the conclusion of their Term 2 Literacy Unit in a unique and inspiring way, hosting a Sculptural Art Exhibition in the School Hall to display elements of their learning linked to author Shaun Tan's book 'The Lost Thing'.

Students, supported by class teacher Mrs Laurinda Motion, presented the Art Exhibition as the culminating event of the class' literacy unit. Students delved into the work of Tan, learning among a range of understanding, that picture books aren't always just for younger readers.

Mrs Motion was extremely proud of the mature way the children had interacted with the unit during the term. "Tan's books engaged the children and encouraged them to think about the world and the way we live. The texts constructed by Tan have challenged our class and developed our ability to pay attention to the finer details in text."

Tan creates surreal and dream-like worlds which facilitate a unique perspective of our world. "Through interacting with his work, students have uncovered important lessons about what it means to be creative, imaginative and reflective learners." said Mrs Motion.

In response to Tan's vision for a world where all 'Lost Things' have a rightful place, Year 5 created their own unique interpretations of 'Lost Things'. Students collated a huge range of recyclable and disused items to develop unique 3D creations.

At the completion of the project, a stunning Exhibition was hosted in the Parkview PS Hall which was well supported by parents, staff and community members.

Images of the Sculptural Exhibition can be found in our Photo Gallery on the School Website.