Years 1, 2 and Year 4 spent an interesting morning looking at paintings and sculpture at the Lightbox. The staff there encouraged the children to look carefully at the details in the paintings and try to create a story around the painting, as well as trying to identify whether or not the scene depicted was contemporary, giving reasons for their answers. The children came up with lots of interesting ideas. In the practical session of the workshop, they were given lots of different materials with which to make characters for a story. First the children had to plan the story as a group, then they had to decide who would make which character for the story.