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Art and Design

You only have to see the wonderful artwork around the Infant School to know that creative work is a really strong element of the Infant curriculum at Westholme. The displays celebrate our children’s achievements across the curriculum.

In Art and Design the children learn from an early age about colour, form, texture and pattern. They begin to explore the work of artists and other craftspeople. By the time the children are ready to leave the Infant School they will have developed a broad base of creative skills; from painting in the style of Picasso to studying and reproducing the beautiful flower paintings of Georgia O’Keefe.

We are fortunate to have visiting artists to inspire the children to achieve even higher creative standards. These have included the famous children’s book illustrator/ author Debbi Gliori and Lauren Child.

Indeed Art and Design permeates through the whole curriculum, enriching topic work and extending children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.