A special Norfolk town


Cromer Juniors Day two

The second day started with us working in three groups with a team of five from the Sainsbury Centre and the involvement of teachers and a school volunteer. We looked  at the images the pupils had photographed the day before, as if they were a visual essay. The pupils were excellent at noting strengths of the images and whether it was a true depiction of their Cromer. Many of the shots were wonderfully framed, composed and with effective lighting, but the group were quite determined that the groups’ single chosen image had to show the identity or signature of a special Norfolk town, Cromer. This image was then the framing tool or backdrop for their ‘Cromer in a bottle’ made objects. The groups worked together to compose a piece communicating the visuals and developing descriptive narrative, these ranged from news’ reports, poems, raps, stories and weather reports. In the afternoon, the year watched a clay demonstration by artist Georgina Warne, before creating their clay Cromer landscapes, using the notes, drawings, photographs and dramatic pieces as inspiration. All these pieces were on show at The West Runton Brickworks, as part of Coast Festival 2011.