Latimer Arts students leading Barton Seagrave pupils in Indian Dance and henna painting.
A global perspective on creativity is the focus of a special arts week (19-23rd May, 2014) being held at Barton Seagrave Primary School in Kettering.
The annual event, now in its seventh year, is being supported by students and staff from nearby Latimer Arts College, who are helping pupils enjoy a ‘Passport to the Arts’ theme.
During the week each primary year group explores and celebrates arts linked to countries including Ghana, China, India, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Italy.
Barton Seagrave Primary Class Teacher, Andrea Davies, explained:
“We’re very fortunate to have the support of Latimer Arts College, who most recently have been looking at the arts in India with our Year 2 pupils.
“The children are enjoying Indian dance, henna painting, and using clay, charcoals and collage. At the end of the week we organise an exhibition so parents and guardians can view all of their children’s work.”
Year 2 Barton Seagrave pupils Finlay Hodgett and Milly Rolf, both aged 7, got fully into the spirit of the occasion , dressing up in ceremonial Indian outfits and excelling in Latimer Arts student-led dance workshops.
Finlay said: “I really liked the dancing, jumping around with everyone, and getting our hands painted.”
Milly added: “I liked learning about all the different moves in our Indian dance groups, and I loved the outfits.”
Jyoti Pankhania, Assistant Principal at the Latimer Arts College, commented:
“We have an active partnership programme with local primary schools and these events are great fun and a brilliant learning experience for the younger children. They also help our own students develop their interests and skills in leadership and the arts.”