Arts Projects

During the past 12-months our pupils have enjoyed the following:

  • Unity Arts festival. Showcasing our Animation Club films alongside the graduate shorts from the London Film School.  In addition, we created bespoke artwork from recycled materials that was displayed for public viewing.
  • We celebrated Black History Month with poetry, music, science and sport focusing on inspirational artists. We also explored the customs and traditions of black culture.
  • We held a public speaking competition, involving every child across all year groups.
  • We held Yoga workshops and a whole series of Growth Mindset projects.
  • We participated in the Tate Gallery Year 3 project with renowned artist Steve McQueen
  • We ran a poetry Competition
  • During World Book Day we championed a wide range of authors, genres and writing styles.
  • We held a concert and LAMDA performance in school
  • Fashion club visited a textile and fashion designer on the Wharf
  • We ran our annual 1-week long pupil art exhibition, judged by staff and students from the Royal Drawing School – located opposite Faraday.
  • Our House Shout was especially lively with all pupils learning a song from a musical to perform to their peers. This was judged by a staff member from the Lightship moored next to Faraday.
  • Our pupils enjoyed a still life drawing workshop with a local artist.
  • We aced the Fourth Plinth awards - 2 pupils and 1 staff member received awards for their artwork.
  • A 3D sculpture workshop with artist Ros Burgin recreated the Thames using cable ties.
  • Meanwhile our school has collected hundreds of plastic bottles to support a Wharf artist in his endeavour to build a working river boat out of recycled plastic.
  • The Year 5 & 6 performance of Matilda was particularly spectacular.
  • An architecture workshop run by the designers behind the local Ballymore development saw our pupils explore 3D structures.
  • Whilst an art workshop at Blackheath Girls School produced some delightful cardboard houses.
  • Collaboration with film director Peter Avery and film maker, Simon Richards.  Our pupils each recorded a line for their new film The Dark, The Light and were delighted when some of them made it into the final cut.

...to name just a few.  We are currently working towards our Platinum Artsmark award , which we hope will endorse our unique arts provision.