Over 100 students from across five schools in Newham came to Sarah Bonnell School for a special exhibition and celebration day as part of the Sarah Bonnell Partnership Consortium.
Bow Arts has been working with Sarah Bonnell School, Selwyn Primary School, Portway Primary School, Sandringham Primary School and Ronald Openshaw Nursery over the year to deliver an inspiring programme of arts and cultural learning for children and their teachers.
Each school has taken part in their own arts projects led by professional artists from Bow Arts, as well as training sessions for teachers, Arts Award projects and after school clubs. Over the year, children have built on a range of skills including printmaking, embroidery and willow weaving.
As part of the celebration day, students participated in artist-led workshops, loosely based on the theme of a Banquet. Contributions to the banquet included pop-up food collages, fruit-printed tablecloths, jewelled goblets and Mad Hatter inspired cake hats.
I have learnt how to design and make a hat with paper - I can now make it at home!
Year 6 pupil
Following a short award ceremony, students had the chance to see the outcomes of all of the workshops. Children then welcomed parents to the school to show them their exhibition and take part in an art trail together.
Parents and children really had fun making goblets with glitter and gems and parents said it was great learning how to make paper flowers.
Victoria Burgher, Lead Artist
A selection of work from the exhibition will be on display at Stratford Library until 31 January 2018.
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Photography by Rob Harris