To celebrate and advocate the Creative Arts in our school, 12 children from Years 5 and 6 are a part of our school’s Arts Council. They meet up at least once a month with our Arts Lead Mrs Payne, and a part of their role is to help run events, develop their creative arts skills, and have a say in the way the Creative Arts is taught at Wormholt Park.
Our Arts Council really wanted to run events for our school and so we have begun to do half-termly art competitions. They came up with lots of different themes and each half term children in our school are encouraged to create art based on one of these themes in their free time at home or during Thursday lunchtimes in the art studio. At the end of the half term, three winners and three runners-ups are chosen by the Arts Council and these children get a small prize and their work shown off on display.
Wormholt Park’s first ever Arts Council has begun this year and their first action as a group has been to decide on a badge that shows the rest of the school that they are the pupils to talk to about anything to do with the Creative Arts. First, they worked on individual ideas and then voted on two of the council’s ideas. This was then merged together, digitised and made into special Arts Council badges by Mrs Payne.
At the end of the previous school year, all classes were asked to send any pencils, rubbers or colouring pencils they would not be using in the new school year. As their second job, the WPAC were asked to help organise, sharpen and prepare these resources for any child in our school to be able to take home for free if they needed them. These are available to any child that asks so that they can continue their creative endeavours at home!