Youngsters from Harleston Primary School create a work of art on the floor at the Tate Modern in London.

Young Harleston artists’ work on display at Tate Modern

Monday, November 19, 2012
3.27 PM

Youngsters at a Norfolk school created a work of art which went on display at the Tate Modern.

Harleston Primary School pupils went on a trip to London, visiting the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, then walking alongside the Thames and taking the boat across to the Tate Modern.

There they were given the opportunity to discuss “What is art?” and then surprised headteacher Roger Walsh by lying down in the Turbine Hall in the shape of a face – something they had been secretly practising in the school playground in the run-up to the trip.

“I was very impressed. It certainly stopped the crowds for a while,” said Mr Walsh.

The youngsters then had a tour of the Globe Theatre and took part in a scene from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, and visited St Paul’s Cathedral and the Museum of London.

Mr Walsh added: “It was a great experience for the children, from using the Underground and taking a boat across the Thames, to creating their own art and performing on stage at The Globe. We’re very grateful to Persimmon Homes for their donation towards the cost of the trip.”