Just before half term, the children taking part in Lowestoft Folk visited Lowestoft Maritime Museum, in search of folk art and strange words.
They were wonderfully assisted by Colin (one of the Museum volunteers) and artists Kate and Lynn, who sent the children off in search of specific treasures.
First, they had to make observational drawings of some of the exhibits – and just to make sure they didn’t peek at what they were drawing, Kate made special card collars for the pencils.
Next, they had to find handmade exhibits that would cast dramatic shadows – these will be used in the next sessions at Britten Court. The children really took to the task, with one pupil drawing not only the object, but the shadow it would make.
After this, Lynn got the children on a word hunt – seeking out the most unusual word they could find in the Museum. And the word was MOLGOGGER.
Our special thanks to Colin, who made everyone feel so welcome. He even brought along some extra treasures for the children to look at – three magnificent examples of boats in bottles. We look forward to welcoming him back to Britten Court, as we sail and sing our way through the next few weeks of Lowestoft Folk.