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We are delighted to invite you and your families to our annual summer exhibition ART &DT OPEN EVENING for all on Monday 3rd July from 3:30-6pm where refreshments will be served along with sweet treats made by the Food Technology Department. There will also be Art activities to take part in for all ages.

Every child has a piece of work on display, including work made in Art, DT & Food Technology.

This year we also have a Sculpture trail which you can follow with our sculpture map.

The exhibition will be also open before and after school until Thursday 6th July if you are unable to attend our Open Evening.

We really look forward to seeing you there!

Wrapped Tress by Year 5 with interior designer, Sarah Paumelle

Learning Quote by Katie Curnow Y8

Work of the week

Holme Grange Free Range Chicken by Beau Plumpton Y3

Our chickens were made from an upturned pinch pot.  Then we added a beak, comb, wings, tail and finally cut holes for the eyes. The chicken was dipped in a barium blue glaze with cobalt oxide and stoneware fired. We looked at the sculpture “Blue Cockerel” by Katharina Fritsch for inspiration.

Beau’s sculpture will be on display at the SATIPS National Art Exhibition at Cheltenham College Prep. The exhibition is open to the public from 24th April – 5th May and is well worth a visit. Well done, Beau, for having your work selected.


Design a Doodle

Calling all budding illustrators! National Book tokens have a competition to Design a National Book Token. The winning design will be made into a real National Book Token and there are lots of prizes to be won.  Come and pick up a template sheet from the Art department and fill it in with your design.  It has to have a ‘BOOKY’ theme. There are 3 different categories: up to 8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years old.  All entries must be handed back to the Art department before the end of term.  Don’t forget to put your details on the back of the form!

Further details can be found below or at

For inspiration take a look at the website where there is a gallery of designs from 35 top illustrators – here are some examples:

Lauren Ellen Anderson              Joe Berger                                               Benji Davies

School Map Competition

Calling all artists! Draw a map of the school to go on the website.

We need to update the school map because of all the new buildings that we now have.  The existing map, which should give you an idea, can be found here at:

  • It does not need to be to scale
  • It needs to be in colour and outlined with a fine liner
  • Label areas in pencil only
  • Can be drawings of buildings/places rather than just an aerial view
  • It needs to include the following areas:
  1. Main House
  2. Scott Wing
  3. John Graves Wing
  4. Eaton Grange/Dining Room
  5. Reception/Library
  6. Little Grange
  7. Forest schools
  8. Sports Hall/traverse wall
  9. Caudwell Hall
  10. Astroturf
  11. Green Meadows (athletics field)
  12. Main field
  13. Back field
  14. Willow village and pond
  15. Show lawn, amphitheatre and story teller’s chair
  16. TLC Hub (outdoor learning area)
  17. Adventure playground
  18. Swimming pool and tennis courts
  19. Langton (new classrooms for Y7)
  20. Lawnside House
  21. Maintenance workshops
  22. Animals

DEADLINE: Monday 30th January 2017 – please hand in to Mrs Saynor in the Art Room

10 House Points will go to the winner, 5 for runners up and 3 for all entries



Year 9 & 10 Visit to the V&A

Ethical Fashion Styling Workshop

Ethical Fashion Styling Workshop

High-low bustle skirt

High-low bustle skirt









Pupils went to Creative Quarter at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday 18th November with the Art and DT Departments.  This was a unique event designed to inform and inspire them about careers in the creative industries. We attended a variety of workshops and went to inspiring talks by professionals from Make architects and Framestore, who create visual effects for films.

Car design – Sam

High-low bustle skirt (front)

High-low bustle skirt (front)

Using old shirts to make an outfit

Using old shirts to make an outfit


Car design – Alex

Draw -off

One Minute Brief: The Draw -off

Advertise earrings in only one minute

Advertise earrings in only one minute

All Soul’s Mass at St Paul’s Church

Memory Box Nichos on display at St Paul's Church during All Soul's Mass

Memory Box Nichos on display at St Paul’s Church during All Soul’s Mass

Candles on graves in St Paul's Churchyard

Candles on graves in St Paul’s Churchyard

Eamonn Dolan by Grace

Eamonn Dolan by Grace

Eamonn Dolan by Seamus

Eamonn Dolan by Seamus

On Wednesday 2nd November I had the privilege of taking over all of the memory boxes that we made for the All Soul’s Mass at St. Paul’s. The boxes were made to remember and celebrate the lives of people who have died. Some of the boxes were made for loved ones recently lost as well as for people known to the wider public. The Mass was a very moving and special service where candles had been placed on the graves in the churchyard. The memory boxes are available for you to see at St. Paul’s and will return to school next week.