Journey Towards Arts Mark
Over the past few years SSMJ have been working towards collecting the Arts Mark.
This is a creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum. Click on the document below to find out more.
Below you will find a selection of 'Artsmark' activities the children have taken part in.
In 2022 Bev Chapelhow (From Artilier Arts), a local artist from Clitheroe, came into school and worked across the whole school to create a 'Masterpiece' for our entrance hall to school. All the children painted a tile to pull together and create this picture of our school. It represents our family ethos perfectly showing how when we all work together we can create a 'Masterpiece'.
Clitheroe Arts Festival
In the summer of 2023 Clitheroe Contemporary (the company behind the Clitheroe Arts Festival) chose St Michael & St John's to represent Clitheroe creating drone footage. Click on the link below to see what the children created.
The choir meet every Thursday lunch time. We recently took part at the Live Simply Event (23rd September 2023) alongside the SSMJ Church choir. We are looking forward to singing at church on 26th November as part of the Rossendale Male Voice Choir concert. We have lots more exciting events next year too such as The Last Choir Standing and Burnley Gotta Sing.
Rossendale Male Choir
We were incredibly lucky that the Rossendale Male Choir came to perform to us today.
As part of around the world week, we have been focusing on Africa. For Music, we were lucky to have an African Drumming workshop led by musician Arona. The children were shown how to copy different rhythmic patterns and took part in some call and response singing. All the children were enthusiastic and had a fantastic day.
Drama at SSMJ
Mrs Mabbott hosts some 'Mindfulness' sessions across school throughout the year. Here are some photographs from World Mental Health Day, Mrs Mabbott held a 'Mindfulness' session on wellbeing today with Ks 2 then KS1/EYFS. It helps bring that positive mind set and give children techniques they can independently use to have a healthy mind.