For one week at the end of June/beginning of July we suspend the normal curriculum and make extra time for students to explore a theme through Art, Dance, Drama and Music.

 

Activities Week

For one week at the end of June/beginning of July we suspend the normal curriculum and make extra time for students to explore a theme through Art, Dance, Drama and Music. There is a special timetable, staffing & rooming for the week, with visiting professionals from the different arts giving students an exciting insight outside of their normal experience.

Past activities have included:

• Chinese lion dancing in costume
• Playing Balinese gamelan music on traditional instruments
• Making leaf sculptures out of willow and paper
• African drumming
• Dramatic improvisation on different themes

• Mask making for Greek theatre
• Capoeira dance fighting
• Painting and studding a giant textured outdoor tree mural

• Using felting techniques to make Biology displays of cells

Other departments are also set up short projects during the week, designing games, making rockets and trebuchets, constructing geometric patterns and manufacturing instruments.

The week creates an opportunity for school trips without affecting timetabled lessons. During Activities Week, we have run trips to:

• Goodrich Castle (Y7 History)
• Woodchester Mansion (Y7 English)

• The Laurie Lee exhibition in Stratford Park (Y7 English)
• Le Chateau de Broutel (Y7 French)

• The Black Country Museum (Y8 DT)
• Correze (Y9 PE)

• Bristol Zoo (Y9 Science)

• The Normandy battlefields (Y10 History)

 

 
 

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