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‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ Pablo Picasso

‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ Pablo Picasso

It is hard to believe that another term has come to an end and we are preparing to enter into the final term of the year. Saying that, the achievements of all our pupils have continued to impress throughout these past months: both in the classroom and in the wider areas of the school.

One area of the school that all the children have thoroughly enjoyed and embraced is our new Art Department. Mrs Thomson took on her new role last September and has loved every lesson teaching across the school. I thought it would be fitting to let her tell you more about all things Forest art...

The Art Studio has had a wonderful impact on our Forester’s creativity, well being and self confidence. In planning for my first year as a specialist art teacher, I aimed to give our children as many different exciting opportunities as I possibly could, to develop their creativity. This term they have enjoyed experimenting whilst designing and making some fantastic 3 D models. Year One created some imaginative roller coaster carriages which resulted in a class collaborative coaster on our playground. Year Three looked closely at the work of Quentin Blake which inspired their beautiful, bright bird models. Making wire models of themselves was both challenging and enjoyable for our Year Fours, and the pride and satisfaction in their finished statues was lovely to see. Children flourish in schools where the arts are at the very heart of the curriculum, and our Foresters are clearly thriving with this vibrant, creative addition to the school.

From all the team at Forest, we wish you all a very enjoyable spring break and look forward to seeing our Foresters in their summer uniforms for the Summer term.

Graeme Booth


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