Art is magic
I believe that the arts empower the curious minds of all, young and old alike.
I believe that If we can appeal to the natural curiosity of our young people they can quickly become hooked into their learning and will lead the journey themselves. To enable that we have to take risks, letting the children go is often a scary prospect for the teachers I have worked with.
The teachers at Webster school are confident in giving their children the space to explore issues that arise along a learning journey.
Children and adults are given permission to play
They then use the ‘other’ vocabulary of the arts to delve deeper, often connecting them to the subject matter emotionally.
Developing opinions and ideas through an empathetic approach to learning and building skills in paint poetry and music to express them seems to keep the magic alive.