Friday, 10 February 2017
The whole of the Infant School at Bolton School enjoyed a busy and colourful Arts Week in the final week of term. Headteacher Mrs Tracey Taylor said: “What a fantastic week it has been! Our Arts Week has been very popular with the children and it has been wonderful to celebrate their achievements in Art, Dance and Music. From African Drumming and Gum Boot Dancing to Inuit clay sculptures and Bollywood Dancing, it has certainly been an interesting week!”
During the course of the week, a varied timetable saw children painting on ice, producing artwork inspired by Henri Rousseau’s painting “Tiger in a Tropical Storm” and a trip to the zoo, making patterns with feathers in a Damien Hirst inspired morning, making clay Inuit sculptures after exploring art from different countries, listening to Mr Ferguson’s adventures in Kenya and trying traditional Kenyan dress and Posho, a breakfast staple.
Space provided inspiration for Year 2 pupils, who enjoyed designing and making their own rockets and, after looking at the artwork of Georges Seurat, painted space pictures using his pointillism technique.
Mr Forgrieve from Bolton School Boys’ Division led an African drumming workshop which taught the older children about African culture and playing on djembe drums. He said: “the pupils worked well together as a team and produced very pleasing results, combining several rhythmic patterns created using authentic hand drumming techniques.”
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