Tudor Grange Academy have been working with a number of First Schools in Redditch to build community relations and to give students the chance to work in a Secondary School environment.
Feckenham First School spent the day learning about Piccasso and Cubism in an Art focused day and had fun with painting and making ceramics.
Alex Moulton, Head of Art and Technology at Tudor Grange Academy, Redditch, said “Year 3 and 4 pupils from Feckenham First School joined us in the Art Department for an exciting day of workshops. As students have been learning about Cubism and Picasso in their school, they came to TGAR to create a self-portrait with photography and collage methods, and then developed their own ceramic cubist face. They were such a pleasure to have in school. So many staff and students from TGAR commented on how lovely it was to have them on site. We look forward to working closely with the school in future. Watch this space for more developments!”
Jeannette Little, Heateacher of Feckenham said “Our Year 3 and 4 pupils (and staff) were very excited about their trip to Tudor Grange and the chance to work with their Art students. Everyone had a fantastic time and came back with artwork that went towards their Picasso showcase to families this week. We can’t thank Tudor Grange students enough for their warm welcome and great teaching! Already the children are thinking of their next trip to Tudor Grange!”
Woodrow First School have also taken part in a Christmas themed workshop where parents and children had the opportunity to make ceramic Christmas decorations and to paint them together.
Jodie Bolter, Principal, Tudor Grange Academy said “It has been wonderful to have Feckenham First School with us and the students and parents from Woodrow First School. The children had a wonderful time and we loved having them here. Our sixth formers very much enjoyed getting the chance to work with the children and they were a real credit to the academy. Part of the sixth form provision at Tudor Grange is a volunteering programme where all sixth formers have to give back time to the academy or local community. We very much look forward to continuing to work with the First Schools in the local area”.