What makes a home?
In 2019 we looked at housing, how and where we live, both in the UK and globally. We created art works around terraced housing, slums and shanty towns, houses on stilts and dolls houses. There was some fantastic town planning in Nursery and emotive shelters built in Y3. We had talks from major architects and looked at TED talks on global wealth and housing, we increasingly try to reuse, repurpose and recycle materials we use during Arts Week to make this week as sustainable as possible.
Wind in the Willows (Go Big, Go Bold)
Arts Week in 2018 was created out of child-led discussions and our desire to free up the children’s thinking and art onto a very large scale. We encouraged big group projects, non-verbal ‘visual conversations’ and lots of experimenting with processes. We hung the week around the book The Wind in the Willows, and broke this down into a variety of different themes for year groups to work with.