Big success for JCP Art Week!


Our Art Week was a great success! 

Pupils had lots of fun taking part in creative activities under the guidance of JCG’s Head of Creativity and Performance, Jacque Rutter and JCP Art Leader, Hayley Toudic. On the theme of ‘Land, Sea and Air’, all pupils took part in age-appropriate workshops which included printing, acrylic painting, clay modelling and watercolour. 

The workshops were linked to the work pupils had been doing in their respective years whilst the overall theme aimed to encourage students to think about climate change. 

The initiative was a big success and culminated in a wonderful exhibition in the school Hall where children had the pleasure of seeing their work framed and displayed. 

“The week has exceeded all expectations!” Mrs Toudic said. “Myself, our staff and our whole school community were blown away with the standard of artwork created by all our students at JCP. The sheer delight on the students’ faces as they entered the Exhibition and the pride as they shared their creations, was a fantastic finale to the week. 

“It is evident, from observations, conversations, and reflections, that the students not only had amazing fun, but they all took something from this week: whether it be the joy of freedom and creativity, the wonder in exploration or the excitement in learning and developing new art skills. 

“Mrs Jacque Rutter’s inspiring teaching has led to full engagement in each session and her well- thought out and creative planning, has ensured that learning has meaning, closely linking to each year group’s curriculum. “This week has been such a success and I am so thankful to have been a part of the whole experience and collaborative journey with Jacque - let’s hope for many more experiences like this in the future at JCP.” 

Mrs Rutter added: “It was an amazing honour to work with such a fantastic school, its teachers and pupils. I loved every minute of teaching art in the hall with up to 77 pupils at a time. I loved the joy and focus of the students as they immersed themselves in Art. 

"The staff all came together to help frame all the pupils’ work and the final exhibition showed a piece of work from each pupil in the school. I was so proud; the quality of the work was outstanding with lots of awe and wonder sprinkled in.”