Art Around our School, the local Community and Beyond!
Royal Academy of Art Young Artists' Summer Show Exhibition News
We had some incredibly exciting news recently, as 4 of our children's artwork was chosen to be part of the Young Artists' national exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Their work is on display in the art gallery up until the 13th August and online. https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/2023
Two of the artworks were also chosen to be sold in the RA shop, one as a print and one as a card. WOW! Huge congratulations and to all of those whose work was entered.
Every child created a feather to make into these enormous wings as part of a project exploring the saint our school is names after - St Michael.
The Pergola Project
Our amazing Year 6 children helped brighten up our new garden area by designing and painting the pergola on the lower playground. The theme was local wildlife. This was a fantastic way for our Year 6's to leave their mark on the school and work together once they were back in school after the first lockdown.
I hope it makes you smile when you see it. How many creatures can you spot?
Our Wooden Owl
The school commissioned a distinctive piece of artwork to welcome visitors to our school. We were fortunate to find the talented sculptor, Daniel Cordell, to create a magnificent wood sculpture of our school logo - a tawny owl. Located outside the entrance to the school it provides a lasting visual reminder to pupils, staff and visitors of our core values of love, hope, joy and forgiveness. It has become the focal point for beginning and end of year photos!
Our school is made up of individuals from many diverse cultures and nationalities, who are all able to enjoy the variety of opportunities available here. Children began by designing a section showing an aspect of the school they wanted to celebrate. They then transferred these to canvas and painted them. See what different images you can find.
Our school is full of displays showcasing the fabulous art work that our children create. You will also see displays of costumes and photos from our Lion King production and the art work that was linked to the underlying messages within it.
This year we were chosen to take part in the Gromit Unleashed School's Programme for The Grand Appeal. We ran a competition to create a design for our one metre tall Feathers McGraw which was won by Ollie in Year 4. It was then up to a great team of children from years 2-6 to help make this idea into a reality. However, the plan also included all members of the school who created a diverse collection of little fishes to decorate the penguin.
Year Group Framed Art
Just a few of the collaborative art pieces created by year groups which are hung up around the school.
A Shoal of Fish
Created by Art Club, the Reception cloakroom is decorated by a whole range of interesting fishes. Which is your favourite?
Here are just a few of the art work displays we have exhibited in the local community.
Mike the Owl
Look above the fish tank when you come into the main school building and you will see Mike. He is made of wire and was decorated with feathers made by every member of our school community. Each feather had a message written on it, telling Mike what was special about our school.
Year 4 created some large weaving triangles which were linked together and hung in the winter trees. They looked quite dramatic.