During the last week of Term 2 we held a fantastic Arts Week based around the theme of ‘Story Art’. Throughout the week pupils took part in a wide range of great activities as they learnt new techniques and discovered famous artists.
On Wednesday (17th April) all parents were invited to the RGS Art Exhibition to view the amazing artwork that our pupils had created. Parents, pupils and staff walked around the exhibition which had displays of artwork from every class in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Over the holidays I brushed up on my auctioneering skills, because at 8am on that same day we held an Art Auction, with one collaborative piece per class auctioned off to the highest bidder! There were thirteen items up for auction, created by pupils of all ages. It was great to see such variety, as canvases were auctioned alongside furniture and also a fantastic duvet set created by Year 3. The Auction was great fun and I would like to thank the parents for really getting involved and being so generous. We raised a substantial amount of money which highlights the generosity of our parent community. The money raised being given to the School Council fund so the pupils can continue to make improvements to the RGS.
Well done to our pupils for their fabulous effort during Arts Week and thank you to the teachers and teaching assistants for their ongoing support and hard work. A special mention for Miss McConville and Miss Tomes who worked tirelessly to plan and coordinate both Arts Week, the exhibition and the auction.