Children create clay models to celebrate 150 years since discovery of ‘Ilford mammoth’

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:39 29 September 2014

Sharika Madhavapeddi painting her mammoth model

Sharika Madhavapeddi painting her mammoth model


Children were encouraged to be creative, as they took part in a workshop to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of the Ilford mammoth.

Clay models of mammoths were created by a group of children who took part in the workshop at the Clementswood Community Centre, in Connaught Road, Ilford.

Organiser Wilson Chowdhry, said: “It was a really great day where children could get their hands on history and take part in celebrating something that was so important in this borough.”

Children were asked to create a clay sculpture of a mammoth, and to draw their own interpretation of these extinct creatures.

Their drawings and clay models will now be displayed today at the festival held outside Redbridge Town Hall, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of a mammoth skull.

The skull was found at Uphall Pit, a brick-earth pit near Ilford Lane.

Wilson said: “These children were given the chance to show off their creative ability as well as put their stamp on this memorable occasion.”

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