Dabble Day 2019
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Westacre Middle School children have taken part in their annual Dabble Day. This is a day in which all the children have the opportunity to take part in a selection of activities that they have chosen, from the creative twenty activities offered by the talented Westacre staff. Activities included cooking sweet and sour chicken, martial arts, calligraphy, origami, Chinese long rope skipping, tile painting, composing Chinese music, tasting different teas and making monkey drums.
It was a fantastic day and an additional thanks goes to the local community for supporting our day -Morrisons, Travis Perkins and self defense instructors.
Gifted and Talented Visit to Prince Henry's High school, Evesham
On Wednesday 4th July, our gifted and talented artists in Year 7 had the privilege of being invited to Prince Henry's High school in Evesham. This was an opportunity for the children in year 7 to see the work being exhibited by Year 9,10,11 and 12 students at Prince Henry's. This gave the children at Westacre an insight into the skills and expectations they will be working towards when they get to high school.
It really was an inspirational afternoon.
Please take a look through the exquisite work that was on display:
Click the links below to find out more about this year's Dabble Day:
Art at Westacre aims to instill an appreciation of beauty and an awareness of how creativity depends on 'technical mastery’, and the creation of ‘aesthetically pleasing objects’ in two and three dimensions.
Children are to be taught to create and use their own sketchbooks for recording observations and reviewing ideas.
In KS2 children are to taught about ‘great artists, architects and designers in history’.
In KS3, children develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.