King's St Alban's

29 April

Pre-Prep Arts Week: Creative fun had by all!

Pre-Prep have had a fun-filled first full week of the Summer Term!

Focussing primarily on the Arts, pupils have been inspired by a dedicated Pre-Prep Arts Week. The theme for this year’s Arts Week was animals. Through a vast range of creative activities, with something for everyone, it is hoped that the children will have gained inspiration for our forthcoming Summer Show, which will be performed towards the end of this half term.

The week began with a special music lesson, delivered by Mrs Gunter; the children were gripped by a piece of music called Peter and the Wolf. It was very exciting! The following day, each and every pupil in the Pre-Prep travelled by minibus for a day out at the Cotswold Farm Park. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals and having the opportunity to feed some of them as they walked around the park. After tiring themselves out with lots of walking, the staff at the park talked to the children about animal babies. The children we particularly excited to spot some tiny lambs and loved spending time in the barn with the rabbits and the guinea pigs. However, the highlight of the visit was perhaps seeing some piglets!

On Wednesday, the children welcomed Petr Horacek, local author and illustrator. The children learned all about illustrating and story-writing during the course of the morning and enjoyed listening to a couple of the stories Petr has written. In the afternoon the children worked together with Petr’s expertise to create a mural based on Lucy’s Dream, which features each child’s artwork. If you haven’t already seen our artwork, it is currently on display in the King’s St Alban’s Pre-Prep foyer and is well worth a visit!

The week came to its conclusion with a visit from King’s Worcester art teacher, Miss Hewitt. She showed the children how to make 3D birds using a range of different techniques and media. The children from Reception to Year 2 demonstrated fantastic imaginative skills and really soaked up Miss Hewitt’s enthusiasm and expertise.

Arts Week has been a resounding success and the children have made us all very proud with their hard work, enthusiasm and love for the Arts. Well done Pre-Prep!