Summer Art Exhibition
Our community art project in conjunction with ColourMeIn Art School (a not for profit organisation) which took place in July 2019, aimed to celebrate the community of Enfield, it’s cultural diversity will involve over 2000 children. The project design was based around money and the work of the artist Andy Warhol’s “Money Factory”. Each school created a mural with bank notes that the children designed and coloured. The murals were displayed at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town in the style similar to Andy Warhol’s “Money Factory” which circled a sculpture and installation of an ATM machine which was decorated with more bank notes, celebrating the significance of the first ATM is the UK being installed in Enfield Town in June 1967.
The bank notes centre around the mythological creature of Enfield that is used as the Enfield logo. The fictitious character is formed from the head of a fox, the chest of the greyhound, the body of a lion, the tail of the wolf and the legs and talons of the eagle. Each school has been allocated one animal as the icon of their bank note and the mascot for their school. These creatures within the logo also have power words that each school has embraced such as wisdom, prowess, courage, friendship and strength.
The children (Reception through to year 6) were incredibly excited to be part of this project. Due to increasing funding restraints, schools have difficulty providing creative opportunities like this which is paramount to the wellbeing and learning potential of our children.
Future Events for 2019/20
We have another exiting academic year ahead with the following events, activities and training planned:
– September 2019 – WEA Level 2 Award for Helping in Schools for parents – 14 week course held at Garfield Primary
– September 2019 – Timebank ESOL course for parents – 12 week course held at Garfield Primary, St John and St James CE Primary and St Michael at Bowes CE Junior
– 11th October 2019 – Year 5 Robot Day at St Monica’s RC Primary
– 20th November 2019 – Spelling Bee Inter School Competition for Year 1 to 5 at Garfield Primary
– 13th to 17th January 2020 – Times Tables Rock Stars Inter School for Year 2 to 6
– 19th March 2020 – Science Fair for Year 2 and 3 across all ELC school and held at West Grove Primary
– 27th April 2020 – Year 4 Inter School Debating Competition at St Monica’s RC Primary
– 25th June 2020 – Year 5 Dome Day at Highfield Primary
– June 2020 – Maths Day for Year 5 and 6 at St Monica’s RC Primary