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Enrichment 2016: Creative Minds

The aspect of creativity during Enrichment Week

Creativity is the core of Enrichment Week and at school there are a multitude of different activities taking place to express creative minds. Both art and ceramics enrichment week groups were at The Royal Pavilion yesterday to help them with both of their final projects.

Today ceramics students are starting to make their final lanterns. They created testers earlier in the week to help them figure out their ideas and to start working with the clay. The teachers expressed that their testers were fantastic and final outcomes should be really exciting. The students have a host of ideas for these lanterns including cylinders, house shaped lanterns and hanging lanterns. They were particularly told to focus on “how the light will come through the structure”.

Art students also enjoyed the trip and found it inspiring for their designs. The students said, “the visit helped me figure out designs and patterns on the dragon”. Art week has been described as “very relaxing due to the painting”. This creative outlet can be very rewarding after a busy school year.

Arts around the school

Needlecraft students seem to be very independent in their creations. Students are making bunting, stuffed animals and re-doing the textile dolphin near the astroturf and 3G pitch in the school grounds. Knitting students appear to be having a rather calming time today and throughout the week.

Film Making is offering another creative outlet this week. Students are collaborating to create a film and learning about lenses, camera angles and more. In particular, they are  exploring special effects today.

Drama in the Amphitheatre

Drama students today are exploring the performance of Oedipus and Antigone in the Amphitheatre here at Varndean school. However, yesterday they were exploring some physical theatre in their Drama enrichment. A student mentioned that Drama has helped them ”meet new people“ and also commented, “this week has been very enjoyable”.


Please check the Varndean twitter page for regular updates about Enrichment Week. Also check the Enrichment Returns article for regularly updated travel information.

Written by Trisha Mendiratta

Photos by Tom Eames