Arts Festival: Wordsworth Primary School
The Arts Festival is a three day event at KES to which students from local primary schools are invited on the final afternoon. Students from Wordsworth were split into groups; 10 took part in Rhythm Gym, 10 in an Origami Workshop, 10 in a mime workshop, and 10 in a Science of the Circus workshop. They also attended the street theatre where a large variety of different acts performed over the lunch break.
The Arts Festival was established a number of years ago, and it has been common practise to invite students from local schools to participate.
The resources critical to the success of this project are the leadership of the Head of Creative Arts who organises the whole event and the individual workshop leaders who are all paid to lead their sessions. The event lasts two hours and uses a large number of teaching and non-teaching staff.
60 students from Y4 at Wordsworth school were involved along with the entire school at KES, and participants from four other local and feeder schools.
This is a bi-annual event.