Art Club with Highfield CofE Primary School - Schools Together
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Art Club with Highfield CofE Primary School

An Art Club whereby an Art teacher from KES (alongside students from Y10) leads a six week course of Art sessions with a group of Gifted and Talented artists from a local primary school. The sessions are designed to be linked in with the primary school curriculum, based around the term's main topic.  The projects are designed so that students and teachers can take back ideas to share with the rest of their class to create pieces of art by the whole year group as well.

Aims

The aim of the project is to allow primary schools to benefit from the resources, facilities, and teaching experience available at KES and to inspire them to attain highly in Art.

Background

This partnership project has been running for many years.

Resources

The key resource for this project is the Art teacher that runs the group and the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm she brings.  Art equipment is also provided, which is the only cost element.  Last year the project used school facilities, although the club has temporarily been relocated into the primary school due to redevelopment of school facilities.  The club runs for an hour a week for a six week block.

Impact

Qualitative assessment is collected from the Headteacher and Key Stage Leader at Highfield.  They report on the efficacy of the project, and last year reported that the project was extremely well received and provided art work for display to inspire other students in school as well.

Pupil Involvement

Around 15 students from KS2 are involved in the project, both boys and girls.

Frequency

This event has been running for a number of years and there are no plans to discontinue the project.