Primary school pupils have shown off their artistic talents at a celebratory afternoon held at their school.

On Friday, July 14, Year 3 and 4 pupils from Ysgol y Mynydd Du held an Expressive Arts celebration afternoon.

The event was held to show off all of the work they have completed during the first year of their Lead Creative Schools project, funded by the Arts Council of Wales.  

The children invited parents, governors and the artists they had worked with to a showcase of their art, which included a large-scale willow and tissue paper bug, as well as various stop-motion animations. 

The afternoon began with a short concert where the children demonstrated several songs that they had learnt on the tongue drums, led by Lynsey McCrohon, Expressive Arts Lead for Powys County Council.

This was followed by the screening of a stop-motion animation film that the children had planned, created and acted in. The film endeavoured to answer the question: “Why won’t you do something about climate change?” from the perspective of insects.

Ysgol y Mynydd Du - Expressive Arts
Pupils watch their stop-motion animation film about climate change, told from the perspective of insects (Photo supplied)

The film was very well received and demonstrated the children’s problem solving and their transferable skills across the curriculum, which was the main focus of the project.