Next week we will be celebrating Arts Week with a number of activities planned across the whole school. We will launch the event on Monday 20th June with a whole school assembly. The week ties in with the I AM Festival which is a yearly celebration empowering D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent young people to explore their creativity. Over the past five years, the festival has provided a platform for hundreds of young people to showcase their talents, leadership, ideas, and opinions.
We have contributions prepared in advance that will go live on the I AM Festival website at 9am on Monday morning. These include
- Year 11 pupils joined in with making a section of the Unity Flag
- Year 10 pupils made a one minute dance as part of the ‘Give Me 5’ project
- Year 11 made a film about Venus Williams which will be in the website gallery
- Year 8 contributed a creative idea to the website
In addition our pupils will be taking part in a number of activities and trips during the week. On Monday a Year 7 class will go to Battersea Arts Centre for a Beatboxing workshop. On Tuesday afternoon five pupils will attend a Merton Refugee Week event. On Wednesday the Year 9 class will visit the London Coliseum for tour and workshop with the English National Opera. Sixth Form students will watch the musical Wicked in the West End. On Friday there will be an Open Mic event at lunchtime.
Finally, during art lessons pupils will create a design to repaint the elephant statue at the front of the school. At the end of the week, we will vote on a new design for the elephant (which you can just see hiding behind the hedge in the photo above).