The Lower School is always a hub of creativity and expression, something which teaching staff have been celebrating across social media in particular recently in support of Artsmark Week.
At Queen’s we have always recognised the importance and value of arts and culture from an early age and this is something our girls are exposed to every day.
During Artsmark week in Drama our Year 6 girls were thinking about how to convey energy when performing. Do we always need to be moving? Is there any energy in silence? If we add music to movement, what happens to both performers and audience? Year 3 worked in groups, exploring their Drama LCC question: Is there an ‘i’ in team? They have now started work on our upcoming production of ‘Plastic Pirates’, so their hard work will be worth it!
Year 5 applied their artistic skills to textiles as they made some tropical skirts, inspired by the rainforest. After finalising their design, the girls used batik and then ink dye, finishing off with printing from polystyrene tiles. Whilst listening to rainforest sounds, the girls were also inspired to watercolour their own image of the rainforest.
Year 2 enjoyed singing a harvest song whilst signing Makaton and Year 3 created Stone Age clay designs inspired by cave paintings.
Activities have also included creating water pictures using brusho in bubble mixture, fabulous blackout poetry inspired by Whale Boy, enhancing their writing with watercolour illustration and using string and beads to design plans for a whale sculpture. The girls will then make out of wire - inspired by the work of Alexander Calder.
All in all it has certainly been a busy and creative week and long may it continue!