At Chantry the arts are an important part of our curriculum. We believe through rich and exciting arts opportunities, children are able to think critically and creatively, solve problems and work collaboratively.
By providing a wide-range of performance opportunities we develop children’s confidence. All children in KS2 learn an instrument and every year group from Year 2 upwards works in partnership with an arts organisation e.g. the De La Warr Pavilion. We welcome artists and performers to our school and regularly take part in local arts events and festivals. All children have the opportunity to complete their Arts Award 'Discover' and 'Explore' whilst at Chantry. Every month we hold a whole-school Creative Friday where children across the school have the opportunity to focus on creative projects.
This year we are incredibly excited to have an artist in residence - Anna Atkinson at Chantry. Anna will be working with each class for a term throughout the year. Anna will also be supporting the whole school's emotional and mental health through planning activities for us to use during our Creative Fridays.
The arts enrich both our curriculum and the lives of the children at Chantry and we hope that the experiences they have across the arts, they will remember for life. We are very proud that our arts curriculum and the additional experiences we offer have been recognised nationally - we were recently awarded a Platinum Artsmark for the second time.
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