Art

Broadly following the National Curriculum in England, many different types of art, craft and design flourish at GES. We aim to engage, inspire and challenge the pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create. We encourage them to think critically and develop a real understanding of art and design.

Children develop the skills of painting, claywork, woodwork, collage, mosaics, model making, sewing, embroidery and knitting. They are taught to care for and use the materials intelligently and creatively. All children participate in Art lessons once or twice a week according to their age.

Links are made with other subjects to show how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of the world. We take advantage of our location to inspire creativity and link to projects at, for example, the United Nations. Curriculum art is enhanced by a variety of opportunities to participate in lunchtime and after school activities which may focus on specific types of art such as watercolour or printing.