Great Yarmouth pupils learn 3,000 year-old art of kite-flying in spring project

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory enjoyed kite flying as part of their spring project.

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory enjoyed kite flying as part of their spring project. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Great Yarmouth school delved into the 3,000-year-old art of kite flying as part of a spring project.

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory enjoyed kite flying as part of their spring project.

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory enjoyed kite flying as part of their spring project. - Credit: Archant

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory looked at the origins of kites and their uses through the ages as part of the project.

They also got to enjoy the fun part as they flew their designs - inspired by the artist Mondrian - on Great Yarmouth beach.

The history element of the project saw pupils researching kits through the ages, and their origins in China, where kites were even used to pull carriages.

Maria Grimmer, headteacher, said it was a great success.

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory enjoyed kite flying as part of their spring project.

Year 5 pupils at St Nicholas Priory enjoyed kite flying as part of their spring project. - Credit: Archant

“At the end of the project, the children voted for which kite was the most beautifully decorated before heading down to Great Yarmouth beach to test whose kite would fly the highest and for the longest period of time,” she said.

“It was a very exciting morning and created a lot of interest both for the children as well as visitors to the town!”