At Willow Brook Primary, high quality Arts Education has always been a feature of our creative curriculum and we currently have specialist teachers in art, music and dance to lead and develop our arts programme.
We believe self-expression is an essential element in developing self-confidence and social skills. Art is celebrated everywhere in our school and the quality of the work produced by pupils is breath taking. Events such as the Big Draw and our International Evenings further promote the arts in school and in the community. Our Director of Art not only creates an ambitious programme of artistic activities at Willow Brook, but also works across other Trust schools to ensure high quality arts provision for all GST pupils.
Arts Education also gives cultural reference points for developing literacy and linguistic skills. Even for children who live in London, cultural visits can be expensive to organise, but at Willow Brook we guarantee visitors into school, and visits out of school to museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls. Developing a love of the Arts gives children individual and shared memorable experiences and this feeds into all aspects of our curriculum.
Exceptional Experiences include the project Willow Brook Primary pupils undertook, in conjunction with the Whitechapel Gallery. An artist, Lucia Monge, joined the school for two weeks and led the pupils, staff and community on a wonderful journey of exploration and self-expression. Please follow this link to see the film which documents Planton Movil.
We have developed inspirational partnerships with Apollo Music and with the Barbican Arts Centre. Since 2015, Willow Brook has co-hosted the Griffin Arts Festivals and we work with a variety of local and national groups and individuals to ensure our pupils have a wide and varied experience of art.