Pupils’ confiscated goods go on display at Museum of Childhood
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Confiscated objects - ranging from pea-shooters to make up - taken from school pupils are to be put on display in a new exhibition.
Artist and teacher Guy Tarrant has collected an array of goods from naughty boys and girls over the course of 15 years teaching in schools across London.
The items are now set to be displayed in an eight month exhibition at Bethnal Green’s V&A Museum of Childhood.
Among the objects which will give the public a rare peak into life in the classroom are homemade games, jewellery and improvised missiles – as well as the obligatory pea shooter.
Toy guns, colourful plastic toys and decorated pieces of paper also feature heavily.
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Guy, who has been an artist since 1987, said they represent a unique insight into the “elaborate lives of young people”.
“Since qualifying as a teacher my art practice has concentrated specifically on school pupil interactions involving play and resistant behaviours,” he said.
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“The objects in the cabinets evidence playful activities that reject and evade rules, activities that are impulsive, free and with a touch of danger.”
The exhibition promises to captivate parents and children alike, as it offers a glimpse into the enduring mischievous side of pupils during their school years.
It features objects collected by teachers from more than 150 of London’s schools by Guy and other teachers.
The exhibition, at the museum in Cambridge Heath Road, opens on Saturday, November 9, and will run until June next year. For more information, visit www.museumofchildhood.org.uk