Art and Design

Art and Design plays a key role in our Enrichment Curriculum as we appreciate the many benefits that come from both practising and learning about art, despite the political and curriculum pressure on this subject in recent years.

At Bourn Primary we believe that Art allows children to explore and record their own creative and imaginative ideas, and to express their feelings, both as a means of self-expression and as a way of communicating to others. Learning to appreciate art and evaluate it encourages children to think about and understand the world visually, instead of restricting their learning and acquisition of knowledge to words and numbers alone.

Practising art teaches them to take their time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world. Developing observational skills facilitates our pupil’s visual sensitivity to the world they live in. With regular practice, children learn that concentration and persistence allow them to get closer to what they are trying to achieve and it develops a sense of autonomy. Every piece of art has worth in its own right, without having to be measured or judged by others as being right or wrong. A child has the authority to say what their art is and what it communicates, building up their confidence and self-esteem.

The gallery of photographs on this page gives you a small taste of the Art and Design here.

We held a photography contest for pupils based on Nature and the results are on display around the school.