Art collaboration project with Courtwood Primary School
To help Courtwood Primary School celabrate their 50th birthday Croydon High School hosted a series of tailor made Art and Design afternoon lessons for Year 5 pupils. Ideas around the number 50 were explored: 50 artists, artists from 50 years ago, events from 50 years ago, the school area itself. Courtwood students participate in very successful art projects which run from reception to year 6, but they do not do acrylic painting - so the Art and Design Department at Croydon High School introduced the pupils to painting onto canvases and the use of mixed media.
Courtwood Primary School reported a marked positive change in the pupils' approach to Art and Design and an increased willingness to explore new ways of expressing themselves through artistic media.