At Seven Stars Primary, we celebrate and encourage creativity and imagination. It starts within our Early Years Foundation Stage and continues right the way through school. Allowing children to explore and express themselves through a variety of media is essential. However, teaching children the skills to manipulate media and develop techniques can deepen their own understanding and enrich their work further. All work is celebrated and children develop skills in becoming their own critic. Reflecting on their work and that of others is a skill within itself.
We have regularly taken part in the Local Schools Art Exhibition at the South Ribble Museum and Art Exhibition, situated in the Old Grammar School next to St. Andrew's Parish Church in Leyland.
Art and Design stimulates creativity and promotes imagination. It provides a variety of sensory experiences and a unique and special way of understanding and responding to the world around us. It allows children to communicate what they see, hear, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form and pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their own environments through Art and Design. They can explore ideas and meaning through their own work and that of other artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore and question the impact it has on their own lives and that of different times and cultures.
“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.”Bill Hewlett