The Arts are an important part of life at St Werburgh’s and an essential element that allows our inner creativity to develop and flourish. Alongside the Enquiry-led, Irresistible Curriculum, each year the children will also learn about an Artist of the Term. Across each year they will explore and be exposed to 6 Artists and their work, thus supporting the children to build a wealth of knowledge and understanding about a variety of artists, their styles, and the medium in which they work.
The school also takes part in the local Arts Trail.
St Werburgh’s Arts Trail.
For this year’s arts trail, Birch and Hawthorn classes explored nature by creating a mandala using only natural materials. With the help of Mr and Mrs Shewan, both classes carefully constructed the mandalas, precisely placing each piece of nature to create distinctive patterns.
Photographs by Karan Shewan
As well as Art, the school supports pupils to develop in Dance and Drama.
Each year St Werburgh’s takes part in the Bristol Stages Dance celebration, students perform at the Colston Hall in front of an audience of 2,000. Students also participate in St Pauls Carnival and are encouraged to participate and experience a range of dance styles and ways of moving.
Jack and the Beanstalk Production
The year groups 3, 4 and 5 worked brilliantly together as a team and rose to the challenge of putting on a full-length show. All of the staff are very proud of the bravery and dedication of the children and could not have asked for more energy and enthusiasm throughout.
A big thank you goes out to all involved for helping to make the show such a success.