Creative Arts Performance Days

09/04/2019

Thank you from the Creative Arts Department to all the family and friends who came to support their children at any of the three performances that took place over the 2nd and 3rd April in the Main Hall. All students in Years 7, 8, 9,  as well as 7° and 8° ano stepped on to the stage to share the results of their creative endeavours this term. 
 
Having begun the term with a series of workshops with professional puppeteers Greg Ruhe (USA) and Sarah Mardel (UK) and our very own mask expert Mr Harle, students were informed, inspired and ready to begin creating their own responses to the theme Puppets & Masks. 
 
All five areas of learning in Creative Arts (Group Work, Knowledge and Understanding of the Arts, Creating, Performing and Reflecting) are put to the test in this unit of work with a specific focus on the end product of the creative process.  
 
As always, it was amazing to see the many divergent ideas and ways of interpreting the theme and each group performed with great focus and energy. 
 
As a teacher, one of the wonderful parts of these performances is to see the learning that continues to take place. If something didn’t go quite right the students question, analyse and reflect on this. If it goes well they tune into why it did and how that felt.  
 
Having these experiences during Key Stage 3 can greatly increase self-confidence, appreciation and respect for others’ work, as well as an enhanced ability to present in front of a larger audience: life skills that St Julian’s believe are worth investing in. 
 
Many thanks and congratulations to all involved in making the performances such a success! 
 
Zoe Weiner - Head of Creative Arts 

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ur purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.

Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.