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This is the film which was made at our school with the previous Headteacher after winning the 'Primary School of the Year for PE' at the Bucks & MK Sports Awards 2016.
Steeple Claydon School today celebrated the unveiling of a piece of artwork which was created in collaboration with Peter Keegan, a Bucks artist whose studio is based on the Claydon Estate.
Mr Keegan has worked with every child in Year Three to Year Five who chose, and then helped to paint, the children's list of favourite books. This art work has completely converted an otherwise dull out-building into a glorious giant book shelf!
As well as choosing books by well-known authors, children also created book covers of their own and then each of the three classes voted for their favourites. These three favourite designs were incorporated into the overall design.
The School’s Council, or Junior Leadership Team, had approached the Headteacher, Mrs Boyce, asking to be able to do more art at school this project was the result. Children working on the week-long project commented that they had especially enjoyed getting the chance to be so creative: “other schools don’t have that”. Mrs Boyce said how pleased she was that the school was able to combine the desire of the JLT to improve the outward appearance of the school with such a fabulous art project.
Mr Keegan stated, “I got the idea for the mural after seeing the children dressed up for World Book Day and I wanted to inspire their love of literature in a strong visual way as they came to school each morning.”
Parents of children at Steeple Claydon School said that they were amazed at the transformation of the out-building. "It is wonderful to see that every aspect of our children's time at school surrounds them with such stimulation, also fantastic that the kids can be involved in such an unusual project".
More of Peter Keegan’s art work can be found at http://www.peterkeegan.co.uk
We are one of the top 5 schools in the country for progress made with our 'Accelerated Reader' reading scheme.
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