GALLERY: Swindon schools escape to the country for annual art festival

By Claire Dukes - 6 August 2018

PrimarySecondaryArts and Culture

150 students from across 18 Swindon schools took part in The White Horse Federation's annual art festival last month.

This year the day at Lydiard Park out was themed around Escape to the Country which involved children attending various workshops which included using watercolours, oil, pencil and charcoal to explore and develop their artistic skills. 

The Art Festival is an expansion of The White Horse Federation's art curriculum taught in its schools and encourages the children between the ages of seven to 14 to work together on artistic and collaborative projects.

Emma Pratt, Assistant Principal at Moredon Primary & Nursery School in Swindon, said: “We had the opportunity to showcase all the class and homework projects that were completed for the festival. The standard set was really high, and the work created looked amazing.”

Sarah Roe, Year 1 Teacher at The Croft Primary School in Swindon, added: “It was such an enjoyable day. The setting was spectacular and added to the inspiration.”

The primary chools involved were Mountford Manor, Croft, Zouch, Moredon, Forest & Sandridge, Bowerhill, Haydon Wick, West Kidlington, Tregoze, Nyland, Southwold, Southbroom, Drove, The Manor, Gorse Hill, and Rodbourne Cheney. The following secondary schools involved were The Ridgeway School and John Madejski Academy.

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