School children explore the world of kite-flying at the beach

Children at St Nicholas Priory Primary School fly kites on Great Yarmouth beach. Picture provided by

Children at St Nicholas Priory Primary School fly kites on Great Yarmouth beach. Picture provided by St Nicholas Priory Primary School. - Credit: St Nicholas Priory Primary School

School children have been have been exploring the world of kite-flying as part of a spring project.

Children at St Nicholas Priory Primary School fly kites on Great Yarmouth beach. Picture provided by

Children at St Nicholas Priory Primary School fly kites on Great Yarmouth beach. Picture provided by St Nicholas Priory Primary School. - Credit: St Nicholas Priory Primary School

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory Primary School looked at the origins of kites and their uses through the ages.

They discovered that kite-flying was first recorded in China around 3,000 years ago and that kites were even used for pulling carriages.

The children looked at a variety of kite designs and were given the challenge of designing and making their own versions, decorating them in the style of the artist Mondrian.

At the end of the project, the children voted for which kite was the most beautifully decorated.

They then headed down to Great Yarmouth beach to test whose kite would fly the highest and for the longest period of time.

Maria Grimmer, head teacher said: “It was a very exciting morning and created a lot of interest both for the children as well as visitors to the town.”

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