Y5 Benin Bronze Masks

In History, Y5 have been learning about Benin and the impact that Britain had in Benin and the involvement that Britain continues to have in the conversation surrounding the Benin Bronzes. We learnt about why Benin bronze was so important to the people of Benin and the Oba, and studied different influences in Benin artwork and different physical artefacts. From this inspiration, we then created our own Benin bronze masks! We designed our masks before carefully constructing them out of clay and painting over them using different techniques with bronze paint.