The Arts

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.
NADFAS PARTNERSHIP
 
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.
Art Partnership with Aldingbourne Country Centre
 
As part of our Arts partnership with Aldingbourne ten children from Year 5 tookpart in a workshop and created woven 'nests' having been for a birdspotting walk in the woods and seen the baby bluetits in one of the nests that is linked with a computer camera.