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Budding Artists Wow Parents at the Junior School Art Show

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Week 3,
Term Four, 2016

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Developing the creative side in students has always been seen as an important factor amongst educationalist. Students should be given the opportunity to express themselves creatively, whether it be through music, written literature or art.

Students in the Junior School have been working on numerous art pieces over the course of this year and this was shown to parents last Wednesday in a very special exhibition, held up at The Great Hall.

2016 - T4 - W3 - Art

It was amazing to see our Pre-Preps following in the steps of Monet, painting sunflowers in a vase, and our Year 6 students who produced animations and art pieces out of modelling clay. Self-Portraits are always interesting to look at, as are the pieces of jewellery produced by Year 4 students. Each year, one of my favourite pieces are the beautiful masks made, which ties in with our Italian unit on Carnivale.

I would like to thank the many, many parents who were able to come along and share the afternoon with their children. It was also lovely to see a few Year 6 parents come along as well, even though they may not have been made as welcome by the children! Being able to spend some time with your child here at school is important, and whilst I know it can be difficult for those parents who work, I know your children and the staff are very appreciative of the effort parents make to attend.

I would also like to say a very big thank you to the teacher assistants, under the watchful eye of Mrs Catherine McDonald, who put the exhibition together. They worked incredibly hard on the Tuesday to ensure everything was ready to go, so on behalf of the Junior School community, I extend a very big ‘thank you’ to them.

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