Fifth and Sixth Class Prepare for their Confirmation

Fifth and Sixth class, Bluebell,

Teacher Mr. O’Donovan.

This class had 5 weeks of Creativity in the Classroom and we decided to prepare for their confirmation. We began by exploring our names. The children tried writing their names in different ways and found out from their parents why they got their christian names.We had very interesting stories behind each name.

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The class and teacher wanted something that they could continue to work on and could go into the church for their confirmation ceremony.I decided that we could use individual cardboard boxes that would look good as individual art works and also make a large sculpture when all the boxes are put together. Every child will have their own piece of art to keep to remind them of their Confirmation.

We began with self portraits.

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When we put the boxes together they looked like a dove cote. As the dove is a symbol for the Holy Spirit each child made a dove for their box in clay.

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The children cut out windows in the boxes and used coloured cellophane to change the light in the boxes.

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The teacher and children continue to add ideas to the boxes. These will be displayed in the church on the day of their confirmation.

Afterwards each child will bring their box home to treasure forever.

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