Before it goes on show at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, HWRK managed to get a sneak preview of the work on offer from Kingham Primary School.

Art subject leader Mrs Liz Mahony, who is a lead teacher for art for Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance, said: “Our pupils are encouraged to celebrate their achievements amongst a wider audience too, such as; the classroom, the communal areas and the school website. We enjoy participating in ‘Young Art Oxford’ – a competition which rewards its winners by featuring their art in a public exhibition at the museum.

“When those children realise that over 3,500 entries are submitted, they soon realise they have created something special when their work is selected.”

As you can see the school also has a flair for producing sculptures, and prides itself on relationships with local artists who come in and offer advice.

Mrs Mahony adds: “Owning a creative curriculum enables teachers to discover the opportunities afforded by such a topic. But if they lack the confidence to organise and plan in detail help is always at hand via the role of the art co-ordinator.

“There is no right or wrong way to develop a meaningful art-based component to compliment the curriculum and this is our approach at Kingham Primary. Why not come and see us at the Ashmolean?”

We would like to thank all entrants from Kingham Primary School, and wish them luck at the Ashmolean Museum.

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