Junior Girls’ House Day Focuses on Nature and Imagination
Junior Girls Co-curricular

The first House Day of the academic year at Hesketh House, Bolton School’s Junior Girls’ School, saw pupils from across the year groups go beyond the confines of the curriculum to collaborate in art, dance, outdoor learning, eco and poetry workshops. All of the rotating carousel of activities, centring around the Hesketh House Habits of Mind, focused on the themes of forests, nature and imagination.

Girls enjoyed exploring outdoors in the school’s woodland area, getting up close to nature whilst taking part in the Hidden Nature Challenge as part of the National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards. They navigated using a woodland map and employed their observational skills to draw a leaf before each wrote a fascinating fact about a specific tree. They completed their leaves with wax-resist painting to produce some beautiful pieces of art. The Hesketh Habits of ‘creativity’ and ‘challenge’ were further evidenced as girls produced silk paintings for outdoor exhibitions.

There was lots of ‘creativity’ and ‘collaboration’ on show in a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed dance and drama workshop led by Dance Teacher Beth Eccleshare. This work was also woodland inspired and girls were led through the dance ‘forest of imagination’.

Pupils at the School’s Scout Hut built shelters and showed ‘curiosity’ as they learnt new bushcraft skills and a poetry workshop offered opportunities for girls to show ‘communication’ and ‘creativity’ as they built poems around the theme of English woodland creatures.

You can view a gallery of photos from the off-timetable day here:Junior Girls' House Day: Forests, Nature and Imagination

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