Historical figures brought to life

PUBLISHED: 13:27 06 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 31 May 2010

Philip Cox, Mima Wells and Liam Thomas Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

Philip Cox, Mima Wells and Liam Thomas Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

GODS and historical figures were brought to life from ordinary bits of card at a school last week. With a little help from a renowned artist, Year Five children at Dame Bradbury s School created Hindu gods and Tudor dignitaries out of everyday cardboard,

GODS and historical figures were brought to life from ordinary bits of card at a school last week.

With a little help from a renowned artist, Year Five children at Dame Bradbury's School created Hindu gods and Tudor dignitaries out of everyday cardboard, using just pencils, scissors and glue, before decorating them with gold card.

The creations included gods Ganesha and Shiva, tying in with the school's current religious studies topic, and Henry VIII and Sir Francis Drake, in relation to the children's history project.

Philip Cox, a Nottingham-based "creator of paper people", led the workshop.

He said: "The children love making something so big from such a mundane material as pieces of cardboard. They also particularly appreciate working with the glue guns!

Mr Cox has exhibited in a number of galleries and has created displays for Harvey Nichols in London.

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