Welwyn Garden City pupils’ voyage of discovery

A SCHOOL focused on two of the subjects that most inspire its children – the arts and the world around them – for a week of discovery.

During Arts Week 2012 at WGC’s Applecroft School, children picked countries and studied indigenous arts in many forms – from Marcel Marceau-inspired mime and ancient Greek theatre to Japanese hanging fish and Brazilian festivals.

One year group from the Applecroft Road school, holder of an International School Award, spent a day behind the scenes at the Barn Theatre, in WGC.

Another put on a mime workshop for visiting parents.

Ellen Tuck, the school’s creative faculty leader, said: “The week was a way to immerse children in our creative curriculum and give them time to let their artistic abilities shine.”

* Applecroft has been granted the Rights Respecting Schools Award by Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund, for putting the UN’s ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ at the heart of its work.

The Arts Week theme, United in Diversity, was an example of this.