Andy Goldsworthy

On the 25 of May 1956 in Cheshire an artist was born his name was Andy Goldsworthy. Andy got a job as a labourer on a farm when he was 13.

After a long time ,Andy went to a art collage.Where he studied fine arts. Because he studied there,Andy became interested in land art.Some of his work is complex some simple. He uses natural elements for his work such as twigs,leaves,flowers,sand,rocks and more.

Andy made rock balancing  famous and lots of people try to do it.Rock balancing is when you balance rocks with out tape,glue rubber.

Andy now lives in Penpoint Scotland.He won a OBE it stands for, order of  the British empire.Andy has many awards.

Andy Goldsworthy

Background information

Back in Cheshire in 1956 a British artist was born he was called Andy Goldsworthy. Did you know that he studied fine art at Bradford. Happily he was given a OBE. When he was 13 he got a job on a medium sized farm. He lives in Dumfries and Scotland. Andy Goldsworthy also lives in Galloway. Two films have been made about him. He was born on 25 July. His life is called rivers and tides and leaning into the wind.

Rock balancing

When he was older he made rock balancing popular. Surprisingly he also works with photography and he also described his work as working with nature as a whole. Some sculptures are made up of flowers ,twigs, mud, snow and icicles. He cuts different shapes of slate.


He often takes photos of his work to see the change over time. Most of his sculptures are very complex. For example knot weed stalks. Most sculptures can last minutes, some last a while.

Andy Goldsworthy other information

He continues to travel the world building on site sculptures. He was a nature based worker and he was known for his work in sculptures.


In the cold, dark night Bethilda was waving her wand, murmuring words under her breath. As a lightning struck Bethilda screamed a blood-curling, tongue-twisting, ear-piercing shriek. Her crow, Comet, giggled. “Oh.. It’s time.” Whispered Bethilda, to no one what-so-ever. In the flick of her wand, she was gone.

“Mum! Please, can we go to another country for our birthday?!” Pleaded Scarlet and Chris. It was their eleventh birthday tomorrow and they really, really, really, really wanted to go to an airplane ride to a different country. They were also twins and everything about them was exactly the same. “For the last time, I will think about it!! Now bed!” Their mum said (She is called Anna). She seemed really annoyed, so, the twins hurried upstairs. A moment later, the children were brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed. “Goodnight” Anna said, with a tired yawn. When the door closed, Chris sat up bolt and tip toed towards Scarlet’s bed. He tickled her. “Ouch!” Moaned Chris. Scarlet slapped him shouting “Stranger danger! Help!”. Soon after Scarlet was muttering “Sorry, sorry, sorry!” Over and over again. BOOM! Chimed the grandfather clock that stood in the corridor. BOOM! BOOM! Twelve times booms continued as Scarlet and Chris clutched their hands together in excitement. “Um… Scarlet? I feel dizzy.” Protested Chris. Scarlet then felt his forehead atnd said “Chris you seem fine-.” She was cut off by a glint of pain in her forehead. “Chris, I think I’m sick too! Oh no!” All of a sudden, everything turned blue. Scarlet and Chris lost sight of each other and toppled back.

THUD! That was Chris falling onto the wooden, brown floor. In the distance, another thud came from the other side of the room. That was Scarlet! “Scarlet! Your alive! I thought I lost you.” Chris said nervously. Without a sound, Scarlet got up and looked around, then thoughtfully said “Don’t worry about me, you should worry about where we are!” Then Scarlet added quietly after hesitating, “You check the drawers and I will check the bookshelf for an exit.” “What will you find in a bookshelf? It’s useless!” Muttered Chris. “No It’s not! You know the old stories? They have hidden books that you need to pull to reveal a hidden door, just like magic.” As Scarlet said the word,  Bethilda appeared with a wicked laugh. “ Hahahaha! I lurked you filthy kids into my trap! I can’t believe I finally got into that house to curse the grandfather clock!” “Wait a minute… the grandfather clock? Cursed? I’m confused!” Scarlet said, confused. Bethilda made a face, looking gruesome. “Dear child! How did you not see me crawling around your dusty floor?” Scarlet and Chris looked at each other in disbelief. “Bye children!” Bethilda said with a cackle. Then she was gone. Scarlet and Chris kept on searching, they didn’t know what to say. “Chris, I found something!” Cried Scarlet. “What?” Asked Chris. “A secret door…” Whispered Scarlet.

Do you think they will make it? What do you think is behind the secret door? Do you think Bethilda will run away laughing and jumping in joy when the children will never get to leave?

Retelling a story with a modern twist

James once was walking in London. He was playing Minecraft on his phone and was walking about with his Gucci back pack with over one million pound in there. A couple of minutes later this gang of men came and took his phone and all his money. The men had a bandanna and had a necklace. They picked on him and pushed him about. He had scratches and bumps all over him.

James sat on an old card bored box on the path. A man in the car drove past James was calling for help but the man in the car just drove past and went on to the over side of the rode. Another ten minutes later a van drove past calling out i’m rich i’m rich and again just drove past and James was just left there all alone till another car came and helped him.First he the man took James to McDonald’s and got him a Big Mac and after took him too a 5 star hotel.

The Good samaritan

One day a woman called Lilly was walking to town, as she was walking she got followed by a man. One minute later she was nearly there but the man still followed her. Then he quickly stole her phone and her money. The man had black hair, brown skin and a mask on so she didn’t see his face.

Lilly was calling for help then a doctor walked past and Lilly said please help me. The doctor didn’t help her and ignored Lilly. As the doctor left, a shop worker came and Lilly said please help me. The shop worker said nothing and ignored her and went back to her shop.

An hour later a homeless man was walking through the path bit to the town, Lilly said please help. The homeless man helped her and they went to the police station and Lilly said what happened. The police people found the man who stole her phone and money and he went to prison. Lilly got her phone back but not her money because the man that went to prison spent it but Lilly didn’t care and she went home.The homeless man went and he got a little tent.

Alexander Graham Bell

Who:Alexander was born in Edinburgh in 1847. His mother was deaf but she liked him playing the piano for her. Alexander wondered what his mother heard.

How:Alexander invented a phone with a long wire. He rented a place were it had two rooms next to each other to try the phone. Alexander got acid on his leg and called his friend to help and the phone worked. When his friend got there Alexander was so happy he nearly forgot about the burning acid on his leg.

Why: Alexander started teaching deaf people how to talk after his dad did. Alexander and his brother were challenged to make a talking machine or find one and they actually made one.