Here at GBPS we ended the half term with a bang, by holding our annual Arts Festival. This year the theme for the festival was Diversity. The children in our school council had asked if we would be able to incorporate creating portraits of the Queen, as her Platinum Jubilee celebrates were the very next week. This of course got the cogs turning and we decided to link our Diversity theme to the Commonwealth countries. As of course the Queen is the head of the Common wealth and these countries are so diverse it seemed the perfect option. Every year group was given a Commonwealth country to use for their art inspiration and we all found out about different art cultures, movements and history from these.
There was a real buzz around school all week and the effort the children put into their pieces was incredible. Many of our school values were shown across the school such as; creativity, co-operation, respect and honesty. The week saw lots of us getting into the learning pit but feeling so proud by the end of the week. As one of our well known school sayings is 'never give up until your are proud!'
The final part of the week was displaying all of the children's work in our exhibition in the courtyard and we were so pleased we could open this up to our school community again. The courtyard looked truly magnificent with all the work being showcased, the Jubilee bunting hanging up and even the sun was shining for us! Thank you!
Thank you to our children for the enthusiasm and effort they put into this week, lots of memories were made and new skills learnt by all. An even bigger thank you to our staff team who put in huge amounts of time and effort into making the week run smoothly.
On a side note I thought our Queen portraits were super and that she would be proud and very pleased with how they looked.
What was your personal highlight from the week?
Now to decide what next years theme will be ..........