Over the last few years we have built up a relationship with Wellfield Infant school’s specialist unit. We have hosted various art projects at Delamere with a variety of children visiting us. This gives pupils the opportunity to showcase their skills and make new social connections. It also helps aid communication and develop resilience with changes of routines and expectations. Pupils have worked together in groups and individually on art projects. We have explored natural and transient art outside and most recently had a ‘Round the world’ music project with our music lead Beth, which culminated in a dragon parade through school.
Most recently a group of children completed a Discover Arts Award with Wellfield Infants. They were introduced to the work of Van Gogh. We studied the Starry Night and Sunflowers paintings each week and made work in a similar style. In Jan 2022 we then visited the Van Gogh Alive! exhibit at Media city which was a very exciting unique experience.
At Delamere we strive to build links with our local community as much as possible. Our childrens’ art work has been displayed in a range of places including Urmston Library, John Lewis Community Art wall and Thomas Carter Opticians. It is really important we engage with our local community and showcase our students’ talents, whether that be displaying art work or taking our signing choir performers to sing at the local nursing care home. We value these experiences for what we can learn and how we can inspire.
In December 2021 children made and delivered their textiles artwork to Urmston library. This was a lovely collaboration for our children, visiting new places and allowing them time to be proud of their work is a really valuable experience. We are also hoping to display our art work in the local leisure centre too. We are also planning a whole school art exhibition within our local community too..Watch this space…
Music is a particularly powerful motivator to a lot of our children. With the help of our specialist music teacher, Beth, we have developed an inclusive signing choir which has given children who wish to join, the experience of expressing themselves through singing and signing.
The signing choir has been given many fantastic opportunities to perform – some of our proudest moments were The Greater Manchester Schools awards and being invited to open the Christmas show at a local shopping centre. The choir has also been involved in a joint performance with a mainstream primary school where our children visited weekly to teach their children the signs.
Here are a few photos of what the choir have been up to.
Our Signing Choir were invited to perform at The Greater Manchester Schools Awards ceremony in Manchester on 5th July 2019
Have a look below at our choir in action or click HERE for more pictures from the event.