The Arts Committee supports all the many exciting Arts events held at Oatlands Junior School throughout the year including the Christmas music concert at St Marks, Summer Music Concert, Arts Week and OJS Arts Exhibition. Members also have the opportunity to work with arts organisations including The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate and have a voice to develop and enrich further arts opportunities at OJS.
Arts Committee Members will be busy in the Autumn term working on ideas for the Christmas concert held annually at St Marks and our stunning, themed Christmas displays throughout the school. Children will be developing their leadership skills throughout the year to run clubs inspired by dance, drama, art, creative writing, performance poetry and music.
Our ambitious Arts project this year is to create a visually stunning sculpture garden for the entrance of the school which we are all very excited about. Updates of the development of the garden will be on our website in the coming months with reports from our members.
Watch this space!
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development with British Values
Children at Oatlands develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute to life in modern Britain.
Themed boards including, crackers, food, advent calendars, the nativity, Christmas cards, wreaths, Christmas trees, stockings, presents and Santa were filled with messages of hopes and wishes for the future. To see more look on our class pages.
Thank you Arts Committee for your contribution in designing the theme and for supporting your teachers in this years Christmas displays.
This November, Arts Committee’s printing ideas were used for a dementia group session and KS1 school visit’s at the Gallery as part of the Sheila Bownas exhibition. The Mercer Gallery will also be using the resources for self-led activities in the gallery over the Christmas holidays, crediting Arts Committee at Oatlands. Diane Saxon sent this message to last years Arts Committee members, ‘Do let them know for me, as I want them to know their hard work and creative ideas paid off and we’re very grateful.’
Well done Arts Committee we are very proud of you and your contribution to the community in Harrogate.
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