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What a legacy Mrs Van Rhee has left us of rich Arts development! Mrs Wood is our new Art and DT Leader and once she has settled in, we will again be developing The Arts and going for Gold. The application process will begin in June and we feel we are already in a good place to present our portfolio of continuing evidence (e.g. recent courtyard development, revision of new Arts curriculum, etc.
Despite the challenges thrown at our plans by covid and repeated lockdowns and school closures, I am pleased to say that in September 2021 we were awarded a Silver Artsmark award.
We are very proud of this achievement and after a period of reflection we are now ready to embark on the next stage of our Artsmark journey and will be reregistering in January 2022 in order to aim for the Gold award.
A big thank you to all parents, relatives and members of the school community who have supported us so far.
Please keep checking back for updates as we embark on the next exciting stage of our journey……
The House Captains recently held house assemblies to launch a competition to design a house logo to then be recreated in a mosaic in the courtyard. This was a competition designed and run by them and is a great way for us to practise our mosaic skills. The winning entries ( one from each house) will be chosen on Monday 2nd March so there’s still time to get those last minute entries in!
Thank you to all the parents who came to see the new mosaic installed in the refurbished courtyard and for all your positive comments! The children were very proud of their efforts and we now have a lovely, bright space for them all to use. Work is ongoing so watch out for further updates…..
There has been lots of lovely artwork happening around school in the last few weeks and I have attached a photo of the Harvest display board.
We have recently held felt flower making workshops and have created a stunning visual display for our reception area as well as learning new skills which will be passed on to all our children. The workshops were run by a professional artist – Pippa North- in conjunction with The Queens Park Arts Centre in Aylesbury. The felt flowers were inspired by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and the children will be learning more about her in their art lessons. The intention is to continue the display around the school using different materials and referencing different artists.
As part of our Artsmark journey and in order to create a lasting legacy, the whole school have been working on a huge mosaic to be displayed in the refurbished courtyard.
The project has been generously funded by FOPHS and we worked with a fantastic company called Montet Designs.
You will be invited in to see the finished artwork when it has been grouted and installed in a few weeks’ time!