Year 3 have finished making their wonderful wind chimes. They designed them very carefully, before constructing them with wood, threads, keys and acrylic paint. Very well done to our mini designers.
Wind chimes have existed since ancient times. The Chinese believe that wind chimes help create a connection between the body and nature. In Asia, Buddhist monks hung chimes in shrines and pagodas to ward off evil, whilst attracting peaceful spirits. Today, people hang them in doorways, windows and in gardens to protect their homes from bad luck and evil spirits.
Remarkably, before weather forecasting, wind chimes were an early warning to farmers and ships of a change in wind speed, direction and storms. You can still see wind chimes attached by farmers to scarecrows to keep birds and pests from their crops.