October 2020 - Kingdom of Benin
Have you ever heard of the Kingdom of Benin?
The Kingdom of Benin began in the year 900 in the rainforests of West Africa. The Kingdom grew into a large empire. It became very wealthy and created some amazing pieces of art.
Discover more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpvckqt
The detail on the sculptures from Benin are incredible. Have a look at some of the ones on show at the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools/ages-7-11/africa/classroom-resource-art-benin
You can also discover more about the significance of different animals in Benin art: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpvckqt/articles/z84fvcw
Why not use playdough or air drying clay to sculpt your own? Please email Mrs McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some clay.
We’d love to see any Benin inspired creations - please email photos to email@example.com