Harry Potter Week was a week where libraries around the world celebrate JK Rowling and her book series. This year the theme was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We had a quiz and a colouring competition in the library for students to enter and win cinema tickets.
We held a movie night in the Aula on 1 February, where we showed the film of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The students loved it. They were allowed to bring in snacks and spend an afternoon in Rowling's exciting world of wizards and magic.
We were inspired by Bloomsbury Publishers, who promote Harry Potter Week once a year. Since the books are so popular, we decided to let our students enjoy immersing themselves in her books.
It was a very successful week. We had many entries for the competitions, especially the younger years who were very excited to colour and get creative for the competition.
This Spring term, year 9 were given a project with the following brief; 'to research, design and create a container or shelf'. This broad instruction gave the students free reign to flex their creativity. The end product had to be practical and useful whilst showing an eye for artistic design. Here are some examples of the finished products, which will indeed be put to good use in their new home.
In textiles, students have been busy creating cushion covers, embroidery, envelopes and much, much more. All with the help and expertise of our textiles teacher Ms. Isaksson. Take a look below at some of the work from year 4, 5 and 7.
Students in year 9 have been studying the life and works of the great Bard, William Shakespeare. Their task was to gather information about the playwright and create an engaging poster or model for younger audiences. Here is a snapshot of the innovative, visual, tactile and informative work year 9 have produced.
As part of Student Choice week, the aesthetics department created a variety of pieces to brighten up our school. In the library, we now have new cushion covers for our cosy seating. Embroided onto the cover reads 'There is no friend as loyal as a book'.
In other areas of the school, Mexican art is appearing. These creations are traditionally made for Mexico's 'Day of the Dead' celebrations, they are said to represent a person's loved ones.
The art department also upcycled an enormous amount of old magazines to make collage portraits of local famous people. Taking an entire week to finish them, these large masterpieces were created using only magazines. Students had to select small sections of the magazine, choosing various colours, sizes, light and shade to form the image.
In the music department sounds of the Student Choice Orchestra (SCO) could be heard. Students were challenged to learn three pieces of classical music in just five days. The students' progress was so good, they performed Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King at Open House on Thursday evening. Well done for the excellent effort!
All of this was accompanied by a delicious smell of homemade Fika from the Home Economics department. An extremely fun and enjoyable week for all students involved.