A Banbury school uses pupil art to showcase extension

Dashwood Banbury Academy celebrated the end of term with an all-student art show using the event to showcase their new reception and '¨office area.
Thr tree, the scool's logo, was inspiration for some of the art work NNL-181221-143237001Thr tree, the scool's logo, was inspiration for some of the art work NNL-181221-143237001
Thr tree, the scool's logo, was inspiration for some of the art work NNL-181221-143237001

Hundreds of pieces of art were on display using a number of mediums in the first ever art show that 
involved every pupil in the school.

Principal Mrs Rogers said: “Every single child in the school has produced pieces of art, they’ve all produced at least three pieces.

One of the many painted pebbles that children made to become part or an outdoor pebble pathway NNL-181221-142312001One of the many painted pebbles that children made to become part or an outdoor pebble pathway NNL-181221-142312001
One of the many painted pebbles that children made to become part or an outdoor pebble pathway NNL-181221-142312001

“We’ve had a couple of projects going, one is looking at different artists and they have compared two different artists.

“They have then chosen to create their own piece of work based on an artist they enjoyed learning about. We’ve also had a whole school tree project because our logo is a tree and each class has a tree name.”

The children have also painted hundreds of pebbles which will be made into a pebble pathway in the school grounds.

Organising the event was art coordinator Ms J Shaw. She said: “What I’ve really enjoyed is seeing the progression of art from reception up to year 6.

All kinds of media and art techniques were used by the pupils NNL-181221-142807001All kinds of media and art techniques were used by the pupils NNL-181221-142807001
All kinds of media and art techniques were used by the pupils NNL-181221-142807001

“Such a range of art has been produced and the staff and the children have shown a real enthusiasm for art this year.

“She added: “What I’ve really enjoyed as well is seeing so many parents here, its been a real celebration of all their hard work.”

The one day only art exhibition also gave the school the opportunity to open up the new reception/office space.

Mrs Rogers said: “It’s a brand new build. We’ve increased the reception area because our school has grown so much. In 2008 we only had 145 children, we now have 400.”