In Orchid Class, the topic this term has been ‘They See the World Like This’, studying the work of artists and the way they interpret the world in their work. So on Tuesday afternoon when they were offered the incredible opportunity to take part in a Skype session with Philip Mould – art dealer, art historian and expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune, they were very excited!
For over half an hour every member of the class hung on Philip’s every word and, with well prepared questions, were able to find out all about the art industry and what makes a good work of art. In fact the second we disconnected a number of the children simply said ‘wow.
With impeccable behaviour the class were treated to a master-class of in depth knowledge and fascinating stories about his career and world renowned skill for finding lost works of art. Philip engaged the children brilliantly and this really was one of those once in a lifetime experiences – perfect learning in every sense.