Each piece of art was original and creative and the children enjoyed admiring and appreciating each others work. We were blown away by the standard of the artwork and by the amount of talent and creativity which we have in our school!
We would like to give a massive thank you to Alice whose performance we thoroughly enjoyed! If you would like to see another of Alice’s shows please check out the poster above with details of her upcoming performance of Liv which is suitable for 13 year olds +.
We have set up a student driven Creative Schools Advisory Group who play a central role in developing, implementing and evaluating the programme in our school. The Advisory Group have created a school mantra and made some origami hearts. The school mantra is “All forms of art are fun and cool, so let’s become a creative school!”
Each class in the school has done a handprint activity – to show what creative things are already going on in the school and what creative things they would like to see happening down the line.
The children have identified Creative Points of Interest in the school garden – places where they would like to see artistic things taking place!
Maev O’ Shea is our Creative Associate. Maev works in the Everyman Theatre and regularly visits our school and guides our creativity in new and exciting ways.
Creative Schools is allowing us to create new and enhance existing links with local artists in our community. It is giving our pupils opportunities to broaden their exposure to the arts and is also enhancing wellbeing and positive mental health in Walterstown NS.
We are privileged to have a school garden which in itself is a form of art and self-expression. With the help of Julie we have turned it into an imaginative, ever changing, on-site art studio! Every week the children can be seen collecting materials from the garden to use as inspiration for their artwork. They have been busy doing still life drawings, dying crepe paper and printing with foam!
Through engagement with BLAST we have achieved inclusiveness and professional development. We have also enhanced pupil well-being and made a sustainable commitment to the arts!