A Chorley high school invited primary pupils to the school to enjoy World Cup-themed art classes.

The Year 5 pupils from St James’ Primary School visited Albany Academy over a two-week period to design and create their own World Cup-themed 3D sculptures.

The sculptures, which the pupils shaped into various football stances, helped to get the pupils into the World Cup spirit.

The pupils learned how to create figure sculptures using aluminium wire, wood and plaster.

Academy art teacher Andrew Nisbet, who coordinated the visit, said: “All pupils learned about sculpture art and the making process of how to create an armature as a skeleton.

“The pupils had to create the sculpture before layering the outer material to create individual work of football players posed in various ways.

“The pupils have done extremely well and were challenged, but all enjoyed themselves learning about a new art making method.”

The project is part of the academy’s wider outreach programme for local primary schools.

This programme is designed to offer local primary school pupils the chance to learn all about secondary education subjects in a fun environment.

The lessons prepare pupils for secondary education.

St James’ teacher Erica Huyton said: “The children had a fantastic time and learned some new art skills, which we can use back at school. The sculptures look amazing on display at school.”