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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso
The Arts at Parkhill Junior School
The arts allow children to express themselves better than other subjects. They don’t just develop a child’s creativity; the skills they learn are used across the curriculum. Getting up on a stage and singing gives our children a chance to step outside their comfort zone. As they improve and see their own progress, their self-confidence grows. The arts strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills. Learning how to make choices and decisions is essential to prepare them for their adult life.
“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” Michelangelo
Everyone in Parkhill Junior has the ability and right to participate in the arts . Always fun and creative, the arts allow us to express ourselves.
Ms Castellanos and The Art Ambassadors
Creative Arts Vision
Parkhill Junior School intends to make the Arts exciting, inspiring and engaging for all, ensuring that positive and inclusive experiences are provided, which actively support and engage all students (articles 31&23). We aim to give children authentic experiences that encourage personal progression, ownership and striving for excellence. The Arts develop inquisitive thinking, belonging and creativity, helping children to achieve across the curriculum (article 28). At Parkhill, we are proud to give each child the opportunity to perform, play an instrument and create artwork. These projects develop confidence, social skills, resilience and are self-rewarding for all pupils (articles 29&6).