Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.

Quentin Blake

It is essential that children explore and develop their skills of creativity by using a wide range of media. At Village we believe that Art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. Art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination.

At Village Primary School children see Art as experimentation, exploration and pushing ideas in an imaginative way. In every lesson, children have the opportunity to use and develop their art skills and also through cross curricular links with other topics. The academic rigor goes hand in hand with our belief that developing and discovering a love of the Arts will enrich our children and offer them an encompassing school experience. Meaningful links are made to Global Goals and the UNICEF Rights of the Child where relevant.

We endeavour to nurture and build on creativity. Children learn the value of discipline, commitment and work ethic, as well as creative thinking skills. The result is children who, not only have a secure educational foundation, but also have the ability to think outside the box and channel their creativity, enabling them to succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Children at Village understand and apply the principles of creativity and independence. We believe that the arts should be central to a well-rounded education. We provide a range of integrated experiences, carefully planned to fit in with topics, which give a dynamic focus for the pupils’ learning. We integrate art into the teaching of other subjects and find that this not only enhances pupils’ enjoyment but leads to better outcomes for all. Annual multi-cultural arts week provide additional opportunities for children to develop further skills such as print making.

It is our aim that children understand that high quality Involvement in the arts helps to foster a positive attitude among students by developing a wide range of qualities such as cooperation, enthusiasm, passion, inspiration, tenacity and ambition.


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