Year 6 help our community to Travel Safely
Next time you travel by train from Angmering Station do look out for for the new artwork in The Booking Office. The Year 6 posters produced during ‘Rail Safety Week’ make an eye catching display and put across very effectively the very important features of how to travel safely by train.
CHRISTMAS AT ALDINGBOURNE
A very successful year of partnership workshops with our children creating craft with clients from Aldingbourne Country Centre culminated with a wonderfully festive session of clay work at the centre.
DRESSING THE TREE AT ANGMERING STATION
Children from North Lane and Sumerlea Schools joined a group of our children from Year 4 to ‘dress the tree’ at Angmering Station. The decorations were all hand made by the children and received many positive comments from both the Station Staff and travellers. One lady commented that “it really feels Christmassy now!”
There is also a display of our children’s art work on three display boards along the platform so remember to look out for our art work over the festive season.
BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE MUSEUM!
On November 17th children from Year 5 in Georgian Gardens C.P School in Rustington (along with Mrs. Scantlebury from NADFAS and Mrs. Carolin, their teacher) took part in ‘Kids In Museums Takeover Day’. Each year on that day thousands of young people all over Britain ‘takeover’ museums both large and small, getting a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ and are also given the opportunity to try out some of the jobs essential for the smooth running of the establishments.
The children learnt that Rustington Museum holds many people’s treasures, books and photographs and that, in that way, Rustington’s history is celebrated.
They experienced, at first hand, the many rules and regulations a curator of a museum must adhere to, to ensure safe and respectful handling of all artefacts (whether gifted or loaned) and that legal paperwork has to be issued for every item in the museum’s possession.
The children then took responsibility for accessioning a newly gifted embroidered postcard that was created by a soldier in World War 1.
Under Julie’s guidance they entered it into the register, tagged it and securely wrapped it ready for safe storage so that it could be tracked for easy referencing.
During the session they also took part in a guided tour of the museum’s exhibitions and discussed the sorts of displays and labels that help visitors to get the most from a visit.
“I really enjoyed being part of ‘Kids In Museums’. I had a great experience. I particularly enjoyed writing the accession form for a World War 1 hand embroidered Christmas Card that was sewn by a soldier to send home to Rustington. “
“I got to talk on a radio on ‘shop-watch’ and that gave me an idea of one of the jobs in a museum. I am really pleased that I went to the museum as part of the project.”
“Overall the museum was very interesting and I will definitely come again.i recommend ‘Kids In Museums’ Day to everyone.”
“I found out there arelots of jobs in a museum that you wouldn’t think of (like filling out accession forms and writing tags for every item) and lots of artefacts that are stored away because they can’t all be displayed. It was very interesting. It is Museum worth going to.”
“It was fun sitting in the curator’s chair at the desk in the office!”
It was a very busy (but extremely enjoyable and informative) morning, and one in which the children realised just how much goes on ‘behind the scenes in our museum to keep it running smoothly!
Good News! We have won the Fair Trade 'Design a Tshirt competition' that was launched in the summer. The link below will take you to the publication where you can see the winning entries!
Art Day at Lewes Castle
On a beautifully sunny day 27 adults and children spent a fascinating day exploring the 1,000 year old Lewes Castle and it’s panoramic views across East Sussex. One ancient part of the castle contained clothes of the period and the children had great fun dressing in them, imagining living at that time!
Artefacts from the adjoining Museum of Sussex Archaeology provided inspiration for the clay workshop in which we all created clay tiles, pots and faces. Handling the ancient pieces of pottery was a wonderful privilege and the experience led to some superbly creative pieces
Aldingbourne Partnership Workshop
Our very successful Art Partnership withAldingbourne Country Centre was evident during an afternoon workshop in which clients from Aldingbourne and our Year 6 Arts Awards Group worked together to create some beautiful ceramic designs. We have been invited to Aldingbourne in December to join in one of their workshops.
FAMILY ART WEEKEND WORKSHOP AT PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY
Half term got off to a very creative start for the participants of the latest Family Art Weekend Workshop at Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery.
The exhibition of Paula Rego’s drawings were the inspiration for drawings and paintings in which people and personal items were combined in imaginative compositions and portrayed using a range of media.
The drawings produced in the gallery spaces and the final pieces worked on in the workshop were praised by both members of the public touring the gallery and the artists involved in the workshop.
Well done all!
New display at Angmering Station
When next travelling from Angmering Station do look out for the new display of art work produced by our Arts Awards Group. The colourful pictures of sunflowers brighten the Station boards and the station staff tell us that they have already received many compliments.
Georgian Gardens 'mug shots'!
The latest Weekend Family Art Workshop resulted in some very creative mug and coaster designs when children from Years 5 and 6 brought their families into school on Sunday to enjoy an afternoon of art.
After discussing possibilities of design, plain white mugs and coasters were transformed by colourful patterns and pictures ranging from dogs and flowers to footballs and rocking horses! Some designs were created to celebrate birthdays and others just for making mugs of coffee and tea taste extra special!
Well done to all artists. Remember 'Earth without art is just Eh?!'
Community Rail Partnership Nomination
We were pleased to be nominated for a national Community Railway Partnership prize in this year's awards and even more delighted to discover that our 'Art for All at Angmering' has now been shortlisted.
Arts Awards participants Lily, Miles, Red and Tobias from Year 6 went to Angmering Station with Mrs Carolin and artist Lyn Leese to receive the certificate.....along with praise for "the wonderful displays of art which enhance the Station environment " Station manager Simon So
New display at Angmering Station
When you next travel by train look out for the new display of our art at Angmering Station. The theme is 'Portraiture' using multimedia work created at a Family Art Weekend Workshop at a Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and can be seen on the three display boards along the platform.
PORTRAITURE AT PALLANT
At a Family Art Workshop at Chichester's Pallant House Gallery a group of our families sketched in the gallery spaces gaining inspiration for the workshop session in The Print Room when they created portraits. A wide range of materials were available and the multi-media collages that resulted from the morning's work were stunning! Well done to our artists. An exhibition of the portraits will be on view at Angmering Station over the summer holidays.
National outdoor Classroom Day
Thursday 18th May was National Outdoor Classroom Day and groups of children had the opportunity to work with professional artist Claire Westwood creating 'art outdoors for outdoors'. The grey skies didn't dampen spirits or affect the colourful creations! The Quad Garden now boasts a beautifully painted shed and mobiles crested from recycled materials.
Georgian Gardens children walk out of their classrooms!
Classrooms across the world were empty onThursday 18th May: not because of holidays or mass truancy but because of an initiative called 'Outdoor Classroom Day '.
This is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play, acknowledging the research which proves that active participation in outdoor learning is not just stimulating and fun but a very effective approach to education.
Over a million children from thousands of schools all around the world took part in this project by taking their learning outdoors.
Children at Georgian Gardens School are fortunate in having a Quad Garden in which they regularly take part in lessons; learning about science and the environment (growing a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and herbs in addition to studying the wildlife that has made its home in the variety of habitats found there) and also creating art to enhance the area.
On this special day groups of children worked with artists Claire Westwood and Esther Heylen creating pieces of art 'In The Garden, For The Garden.' They used a wide variety of recycled materials and, taking inspiration from the nature all around them, designed and made flowers and insects using tin cans, plastic bottles, milk bottle tops, string and a wide variety of items waiting to be 'repurposed'! The 'star of the show' being a two metre long tin can 'monster' (which is now to be spotted creeping through the flower bed) was painted in a wide variety of colours and patterns.
The garden shed had a 'makeover' with a painted underwater scene featuring fish, plants and dolphins and the scarecrow in the vegetable bed was decorated with mobiles created from CD's and pieces of old, unwanted jewellery.
Being a Green Flag School the imaginative use of recycled materials is an ongoing challenge which the children love!
Thanks from The Green Team (and The Rockinghorse Trust!)
What a great response to the plea to fill the recycle bin with your unwanted clothes, books etc. Thanks to you The Rockinghorse Trust received a cheque to help with their work in supporting very sick children in Sussex and we were given £121.50 towards school funds. Let's see if we can fill the container again before the end of Term!
You can donate in any bag, at any time. Thank you.
A group of children were asked to speak at a NADFAS meeting, sharing experiences, and their art, created at the Weekend Family Art Workshops. Speaking confidently to an audience of 150 they were wonderful ambassadors for our school. They were presented with a cheque for £300 in support of the project.
Community Railway Partnership
Next time you are travelling by train please do look out for the new display at Angmering Station showing mountainscapes painted by Year 5.