Our school was chosen for the Branar & Acorn Life Digital Arts flag programme have been successfully awarded the flag a number of years ago. The purpose of the Digital Arts Flag is to celebrate creativity in our school and shows that we value and embrace imagination and the arts. Branar created a number of workshops across 5 different art forms for junior pupils (infants – 2nd class) and senior pupils (3rd – 6th class) to engage with creatively.
The workshops ranged from Looking & Exploring the Environment with Catherine (Drama), Looking & Exploring Music with Miquel (Music), Looking & Exploring the World through maps with Marc (Visual Thinking), Looking & Exploring the World through making with Sorcha (Craft) to Looking & Exploring Nature through art with Maeve (Visual Arts). Each classroom could choose one or more of the workshops to focus on. Our application submitted to Branar included photos of completetd work and videos in response to exlporing music from different classrooms. We are delighted to be awarded the Digital Arts flag just before the Christmas holidays.
Take a look at some photos of our work across the different art forms below.
Looking & Exploring the World through making with Sorcha – pupils created a world in a shoebox, deciding what world to create and what materials to use. The worlds ranged from a seaside, a forest, a little boy’s bedroom, a teenage girl’s bedroom to an underwater world.
Looking & Exploring Music with Miquel – Pupils explored how they could make music with different items in their classroom e.g. using a ruler, a spoon, a pencil etc, or any item music can be created with.
Looking & Exploring the World through maps with Marc – Pupils had to think about journeys they make in the classroom e.g. from their desk to the classroom door and what they see along the way and then consider journeys in the school before thinking of bigger journeys i.e. from their home to the school.
Looking & Exploring the Environment with Catherine – Pupils began with some drama warm up games before using freeze images, still images and thought tracking.