“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou
We celebrate our children’s creativity and believe them to be naturally inquisitive and imaginative. We firmly believe that creativity is not only related to the arts but to all areas of learning. We encourage our children to explore, ask questions and take risks. We want them to investigate and discover, to look at familiar things with a fresh eye, examine a problem with an open mind and consider how it might be solved. We encourage our pupils to work collaboratively with great emphasis placed on developing their communication skills. Ultimately raising their self-esteem, motivation and ensuring they have a real sense of purpose and achievement.
Wheatsheaf Summer Concert
What a fabulous summer concert on the green. HMPS & St Stephens performed to the delight of the audience. What a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon!
Panthers Leavers Ceremony
The In Harmony Summer Concert in the Playground
A lovely summer concert for HMPS children and parents in our beautiful grounds.
Cloud Festival Project at the Southbank
Another wonderful project. Two pupils attended the Southbank for several weeks working on developing their own magazine on the ‘Cloud Project’ with several associate schools. They considered subject matters like ‘What Would I do as Prime Minister for the Day’. They also visited Time Out magazine to get a real feel of what it would be like to work as a journalist. Their work was published and distributed during the ‘Imagine Festival’. How amazing!
Shakespeare in Schools
Our budding actors and actresses waiting to perform ‘The Tempest’. They were outstanding! Well done Panthers!
Meerkats at The Tate Modern
Even Better Together Workshop at the Gasworks Gallery
Families attended an fabulous day workshop. They worked with the resident artist on a project that encourages families to work and play together. They joined families from two other schools and explored the local environment which inspired their art.
In Harmony Collaborates With The London Philharmonic
Our Hut Exhibition for Lemurs & Porcupines
‘Our Hut’ New Covent Garden Market Project, Lemurs Class
‘Our Hut’ New Covent Garden Market Project, Porcupines Class
Porcupines visited New Covent Garden Market and were able to see the market at work. They sketched some of the design features. During the project they explored the journey of flowers often travelling from Holland across the sea, onto the ferry, then onto trucks to the market. The children recreated this journey creating their own models. Fantastic Porcupines!
Noah’s Flood Performance
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Year 6 were fabulous in their production of Hamlet. They wowed the audience so much at ‘The Shaw Theatre’ that were asked to perform again. Shakespeare in Schools directors praised our production for its wonderful music which set the tone for the play and for the outstanding cast who confidently became their characters delivering their lines with real finesse and a commanding stage presence!
Christmas Performance “Winter Wonderland”
In Harmony played at the Clore Ballroom in the ‘Winter Warmer’ concert. Parents, teachers and members of the public were treated to a wonderful performance, whilst appreciating the decorations which adorned the ceiling.
Making the decorations for the Clore Ballroom
Years 5 & 6 designed their own winter or Christmas acetate tiles, using tissue paper which gave a translucent effect. They went to the Southbank to help hang them, they looked amazing and inspired our Christmas hall decorations.
Tudor Fashion Show
Panthers Class went to Hampton Court to explore the era and develop of sense of what the world was like then. They used this as an inspiration for their own fashion show. They designed and made their own costumes.
The String Quartet playing at the Houses of Parliament
All Aboard Project with ‘Our Hut’ & Stockwell Bus Garage
Two classes Camels & Rhinos were lucky to be part of this exciting project run by ‘Our Hut’. Stockwell Bus Garage celebrated its 60th anniversary. To mark this occasion the children looked at the architecture of the garage when they visited and designed and made their own bus stations, buses and homes to recreate the area. They thought about how to improve the bus station using their imaginations in their designs. The work was exhibited at school and was displayed at the Southbank as part of a fantastic exhibition.
Find out more about the project and ‘Our Hut’ here.
In Harmony perform with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
In Harmony, a project originated in Venezuela called ‘El Sistema’, (The System’) aimed to raise the opportunities of disadvantaged communities.
Julian Lloyd Webber was so impressed with the project he became a driving force in bringing ‘In Harmony’ to the UK. It has been an amazing opportunity for our school and community.
It was so exciting for the children to meet and rehearse with their inspiration ‘El Sistema’ and conductor Gustav Dudamel at the Southbank. Julian Lloyd Webber rehearsed and supported the children as well. Their performance in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall was spellbinding.
Shakespeare in Schools Project
Our production of ‘Macbeth’, was mesmerizing. It was the first time primary schools had been invited to partake in the project and our children made us really proud. Not only did they learn their lines but they delivered them with real stage presence and gusto! Well done Year 6.
Panthers took part in a six week dance program led by a professional dancer.They generated ideas towards the choreography and performed the end piece to the whole school.
Creativity at the Oasis Nature Garden
Lemurs explored the Oasis nature garden thinking about the colours, patterns and shapes of the objects they found. They made collages which inspired them to explore our school gardens when they returned. What creative commitment!
A fabulous theatre group performed ‘Sleeping Beauty’, to the delight of the children. What a treat!
The Southbank Festival of the World
We are an associated school with the Southbank, we are really lucky to be invited to lots of exciting projects. On this occasion the whole school visited the Southbank to explore the numerous exhibitions and events. The ‘In Harmony’ children performed during the festival. Some were even placed in huge posters which decorated the area. What a fabulous creative opportunity.
The Garden Museum Project
The Cluster Group joined together with the ‘Garden Museum’, to work on an art project promoting gardens and nature. Each child in school completed an art piece and a selection from each class were taken to the museum it culminated in a wonderful exhibition. Lots of families visited the exhibition and a wonderful time was had by all.
The children loved playing the Indonesian percussion instruments called the ‘Gamelan’.