St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School aims to celebrate the culture and creativity of our wider community, as well as those across the world in our approach to art and design. We aim to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. In weekly art and design lessons the children can develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests and express their ideas and thoughts about the world. The diverse selection of artists and artworks means that the children at St Stephen’s feel both represented and inspired by the art and artists studied. Weekly lessons are supplemented by Arts Week, Spanish Day and various other events and opportunities in which the children learn about the arts as a whole and through the lens of another culture or topic.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso.
At St Stephen’s we are committed to ensure every child appreciates the joy and freedom of creativity, whilst ensuring that they receive a thorough and varied experience of art and design which will enable them to express themselves now and in the future.
The children are given many opportunities outside their weekly art lessons to enjoy art. Arts Week is our main art event of the year. However, Hispanic Day, Black Voices Week, Science Week and many other events give the children the opportunity to learn about the arts as a whole and through the lens of another culture or topic.
Arts Week 2021: