We believe passionately in the power of the arts to impact positively on young lives and so have a strong commitment to arts and culture. This is firmly supported by Anglian Learning, which signed a partnership agreement with Arts Council England in February 2020. As part of this agreement, Howard Community Academy is currently the focus of a study looking at the impact of the arts on whole-school improvement. To this end, we have been exploring how the arts support the delivery of our curriculum and how we can work with arts organisations and artists to offer a broader range of experiences for our pupils and enhance learning. In all of this, pupil voice is very important, and the appointment of pupil Art Leaders has ensured pupils’ voices are heard. Find out more about a recent pupil-led art project below.
Whole-school Art Day
Towards the end of the summer term pupils enjoyed engaging in a whole-school Art Day where they worked collaboratively to create their own 2-D Minecraft world which they were then able to share with their families. The day was led by the Year 6 Art Leaders who devised the project and then supported the different year groups with their task. You can watch the film of the day below.