At Herne Bay Junior School, Art is like a golden thread that weaves through the curriculum. It can be seen as a vital part of so many of our activities, enriching and energising a learning journey. Discovering cultures, ancient and historical, exploring geographical aspects of the world, interpreting literature and media; children use drawing, painting, design and sculpture to develop learning and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Discovering art as a means to express is also to know and understand art through time and humanity, from cave paintings to the work of great artists.
At Herne Bay Junior School, we encourage the child to find enjoyment, fulfilment, and achievement through art, craft and design and see themselves as artists, designers and craft workers. Throughout the school year, we openly celebrate the work of our children and have achieved awards and nominations, with children’s work exhibited at The Turner Contemporary, or touring Great Britain as part of a Turner Contemporary exhibition. We proudly share collaborative workshops and exhibitions of children’s work across the Coastal Alliance of local schools. We dedicate time to develop children’s knowledge of artists and designers and improve mastery of techniques and experiences, thus placing the importance and value of art within the heart of our school and of our children.
If you have any further questions about our curriculum please contact the school office.