Bromstone pupils enjoy Shakespeare, music and a conga during Art Week

Year 4 children from Bromstone visited Turner Contemporary

Children at Bromstone Primary School in Broadstairs have enjoyed an annual Arts Week.

The week began with some of the school’s ‘Shakespeare Club’ performing with other school children in a production of Hamlet at the Marlowe Theatre. Bromstone is a participant of the Associate Schools Programme run by theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Also during the week all children had the opportunity to take part in a drumming workshop and enjoyed a special ‘Rock’ assembly by the iRock School of Music.

Arts lead Mel Whitling said: “We learnt about a different musical genre each day and the children were very excited to listen to and respond to a range of musical styles including reggae, rock and roll and jazz.

In Forest School, the children explored Hapa Zome which is a Japanese art form involving printing with leaves and there was a drawing competition in school based on the theme, ‘My Pets.’ W inners have been entered into an art competition being run by the RSPCA.

Each year group explored various art forms and learnt about a range of artists including Mondrian and JMW Turner. Year 4 children enjoyed a visit to Turner Contemporary and were inspired to create their own stunning sunset paintings.

Throughout the week children enjoyed opportunities to create their own art work based on the theme of pets; these included making clay coasters, papier mâché sculptures and painting animals using a range of techniques.

The week culminated in an ‘Art Conga’ around all the classrooms so that each pupil could see everyone’s incredible art work.

Mel Whitling said: “As a school, we are very passionate about the arts and were awarded a Gold Artsmark last year in recognition of our commitment to the arts. Both children and adults had a fabulous time and there was a real creative buzz around the school.”

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