No Pen Day

This week we have been celebrating World Creativity Week at St Philip’s and a number of activities have been taking place for everyone to enjoy. On Tuesday there was an assembly and music workshops given by musicians from the London Mozart Players. On Wednesday Year 7 took part in a performance theatre workshop organized by the Polka Theatre and the whole school took part in a No Pen Day.

The idea behind No Pen Day is to come up with creative ways to learn in the classroom using mediums other than the usual pen and paper. Teachers rose to the challenge with creative ideas ranging from map making in geography to creating the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow structures in Maths.

The Primary classes experimented with papier mâché in art lessons and other groups made play doh and used fruit to make their mixtures colourful and pleasant to smell. Pupils enjoyed the opportunity to get stuck into their lessons and be more creative for the day.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report



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