Yesterday our entire school took part in Italian Day.
The school grounds were a bright mix of red, white and green,
representing the colors of the Italian flag.
A very busy day was planned,
starting with a special assembly,
followed by a spaghetti relay, bocce, soccer and art activities.
The gelati van also arrived providing multi-colored gelati for all the children.
We also enjoyed pizza for our lunch.
Part of our activities in 5/6 included studying the
works of Michelangelo,
especially the Sistine Chapel paintings and
also the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
We viewed a slideshow on these pieces of art, and we also enjoyed
a virtual tour of St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
This made it far more realistic for us.
Below is a slide show with our finished art pieces.
We took a modern day approach to the Mona Lisa.
What would she have looked like had she been painted in the 21st century?
Well, you be the judge!