Pupils get creative and take on new challenges
Week of activities include art therapy at Grangewood school
PUPILS at Grangewood special needs school in Eastcote enjoyed a funpacked ‘creative week’ filled with activities and performances.
Funded by the Arts Council, the week’s events saw youngsters tackle new challenges from cooking and dancing – supported by Harefield Dance Academy and Futinity – to theatre and puppets.
They also decorated bricks and made a giant sculpture.
Children took part in art therapy sessions with Maggie Bull, paid for by The Moor Park Young People Fine Arts Association and worked with ‘No Added Sugar’ artists on the sculpture.
The week’s finale on Friday May 22 saw the sculpture being unveiled on the school grounds, with a concert and performances from the RAF Orchestra, G21, a young band from Harefield Academy and Dan Egan.
Caroline Aplin, a teacher at the school in Fore Street, said: “The children enjoyed creative activities all day and their amazing art pieces were exhibited in the school hall for the local community and parents to come and see.
“We celebrated in true Grangewood style and held the unveiling of our structures in our school colours which take pride of place outside the school building.”
n LAUNCH: Grangewood principle John Ayres officially opens ‘creative week’
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n UNVEILING: Teacher Hilary McDermott, pupil Gabby and teacher Caroline Aplin