Monday, 12 July 2010
This evening I went to ACE Works; an art exhibition to show the creativity of the young people of Allerton Church of England Primary School and it was simply incredible...
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep."
This was the school's first ever Arts Exhibition with eight incredible zones containing some unbelievable work combining art with ICT, composing music, silk screen work, a wallpaper exhibition, pastel and batik work, sketch books to die for and work inspired by Gustav Klimt and Sean Scully. The evening programme contained performances by Leeds Chinese Community School Dancers, Street Dancers, Guitar Group, PACE Dancers and performance poetry. Food and drink was provided by CREATE; an award winning social enterprise committed to providing innovative training and employment opportunities for people who have been homeless, marginalised or vulnerable to help them rebuild their lives with a hand up, not a hand out!
I often talk about outstanding provision here in Leeds where colleagues are releasing an extraordinary magic and here again at Allerton CE Primary School, Helen Stott, the headteacher, Joy Johnson, the visual arts teacher, and their colleagues are doing something simply breathtaking. Picasso said that every child is born an artist; visit Allerton CE Primary School this week and you'll see the proof! You can also visit their amazing website at www.allertonceprimary.com.