Creativity's flourishing at Fishponds CoE Academy

May 01 2018
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CHILDREN at Fishponds Church of England Academy staged a successful art exhibition in the Old Library.

Every year group took part, with many of the exhibits inspired by nature.Visitors were greeted by a river of colourful painted and varnished pebbles, designed by every pupil in the school

Head teacher Debbie Coker said the event, the first of its kind, was part of an attempt to ensure that creative subjects were not squeezed out of school life by a focus on academic attainment.

Access to the arts was important for children’s mental health, wellbeing and resilience, she added.

Year 6 pupils, who contributed botanical drawings, had the added incentive of a competition in which the winning designs will go on sale.