Welcome to Creative Arts at St Anne’s.........Jeremy is the co-ordinator.
Update Spring 2022
Following a very busy Autumn term we once again step foot into a new year with much anticipation for yet another busy yet successful term in creative arts. Last term saw us participating in the many charitable causes that we do every autumn from Jeans for Genes, Children in Need as well as the MacMillan Coffee morning to name a few. Early in the term saw us going to St. Helen’s Church for the first time in two years to celebrate our Harvest Festival. We were very fortunate to have the charity Jesse’s Fund come to us to deliver training to some of our lower school staff. This training was a huge success and will go a long way towards building quality first music teaching to our pupils. At Halloween a lot of classes got involved in pumpkin carving and design, which was lovely to see. We took part in a Christmas Card competition with Hull University which saw one of our pupils take home the runner up award for their design. All areas of the school had some fantastic IT training around creating content on the iPad by Chris Williams with Chatta. This training led to some excellent feedback from teachers who participated. This training was then cascaded to the rest of the teachers throughout school. Unfortunately, with Covid rates rising we were unable to have pupils go to St. Helen’s to have our Christmas celebration. Instead, Helen Bielby, the vicar, sent us a digital Christmas message along with a video telling the story of the nativity. We also, for the second year running, put together a Christmas Carol video, led by Chris Holmes, where all classes performed a Christmas song.
As mentioned above we are once again headed into a very busy Spring term. This term we have planned another training session with Jesse’s Fund. This term will see teachers in upper school receive this instruction. It will also include, as last term, a twilight training for all staff, including support staff, in upper school. As we do every year, we will also be participating in World Book Day. I will be liaising with Ruth Dalton, Literacy coordinator, to put off yet another successful day. We will once again look to ask pupils to dress up in their favourite character from a book, film, or video game.
Finally, we have been very fortunate to receive funding from Happy Days Charity to take a group of children to The West End in London to see The Lion King. Those lucky children will head down on the train, watch the show and have a nice dinner before boarding the train back. Depending on how this goes we may look into making this an annual trip!
Upper 2’s Trip to London!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2022 ...... State of The Arts Academy in Hull and Jayne Andersen from JP's Performing Arts