One In A Million Free School has at its heart the three drivers of Sport, Arts and Enterprise. We are committed to developing the creative element of our students and Art is a key aspect of this.
As the National curriculum for art states:
‘A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.’
At One In A Million Free School students have an art lesson every week. Through these lessons we expect our students to:
- use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
- use a range of techniques and media, including painting
- increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials
- analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
- understand the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.
Students can develop their arts skills further by either engaging in the GCSE course at KS4 or getting involved in the enrichment programme that allows students to explore elements of art outside of the national curriculum.
We also look to get involved in a range of community projects. For example recently a number of our students participated in painting the hoardings that hide the burnt out Lumb Lane Mill.