Welcome to Creative Arts at St Anne’s.........Jeremy is the co-ordinator.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to another exciting year of the creative arts at St Anne’s! This autumn term is seeing us inching towards normalcy though we are still well within the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have started the year with our bubbles burst which should help us in the delivery of the arts curriculum as it allows free movement of pupils and staff throughout the school.
Towards the end of last term our Artsmark statement of commitment was accepted. This means that we have officially begun our Artsmark journey towards re-accreditation. Our next step is to deliver our goals and developing our arts and cultural provision followed by evaluating their impact on our children and young people.
As was the case last year, we once again were unable to do our Christmas card designs during our transition day last term as we didn’t have a traditional transition day due to the pandemic. I have once again asked teachers to do their designs within their classes within the month of September to enable a quick sendoff to publishers in time for them to be made for the holiday season.
Similar to getting classes to make their Christmas Card designs for our own personal cards I have also entered our school in a Christmas card competition that is being run by Hull Children’s University and the University of Hull. The winning designer will see their school receive 100 printed cards of the design as well as themselves receiving 50 printed cards and a Waterstones voucher.
We are once again returning to St Helen’s Church for our Harvest and Christmas celebrations. However, as we are still amid a pandemic, we will not invite parents and family members to these services in an attempt to minimise the number of people within a confined space. I will film both celebrations and make them available to families following the event.
This year will see us once again opening our doors to the charity Jessie’s Fund. Jessie’s Fund is a charity based in York that specialises in supporting children with complex needs to better communicate through music. We are privileged to have such experts come to our school and to train up our teaching force.
This year we are also very excited to invite Chris Williams from Chatta into our school to provide us with some training around the use of iPad apps as a means for creating artistic content. Chatta is an IT company that empowers pupils and teachers alike in the use of mobile technology and ICT.
As always we will continue to support our favourite charities such as Jeans for Genes, MacMillan and Children in Need.