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Not allowed air drying clay in SEN school. Why?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by senteacher20, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. senteacher20

    senteacher20 New commenter


    I started a new job this week teaching students aged 14 - 19 with SEN. I met the art co-ordinator and discussed our Christmas enterprise. I mentioned that I wanted to make clay coasters but he told me air drying clay is not allowed in schools, although he was unsure of the reason why.

    Can anyone tell me why? Google is letting me down on my search.

    Thank you.
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    We generally have air drying clay, so I can't help you there.

    During Covid, you might need to ensure all students have their own piece of clay and don't share with anyone.

    If he still says no, then you could use salt dough instead, with students making and using their own. For coasters, it'll only take a week or so for them to dry.
    Kartoshka likes this.

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