Bletchley Park Art Project – STEAM
Since September Ms Sear and a group of Art students have been working collectively on a project set to include the ‘Arts’ into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and make it STEAM. This, if successful, would lead to each participating school being considered for an Artsmark accreditation.
The Artsmark award “provides schools with access to enviable networks of leading cultural organisations that will enable them to use the arts to engage and develop happy, self-expressed and confident young people and inspire teachers.”
Students and the Art department have worked relentlessly to achieve this award, including countless afternoons after school creating artwork for Bletchley Park. The project, led by Chris Holmwood from Shenley Brook End School, asked five local schools to participate. This included Slated Row, who designed a musical called ‘Bletchley Boogie’, Emerson Valley who choreographed and performed a dance, Shenley Brook End and Buckingham who like Hazeley created artwork. .
Hazeley were asked to create artwork to represent each of the Hazeley houses, which of course derive from the important history of Bletchley Park. In addition, students were given a second task to respond to the architecture of Bletchley in their creative way.
Not only has the work that the students created helped Hazeley be considered for an Artsmark accreditation, but students have also now been put forward to gain an arts award for themselves and the hard work they have put in to this project. Their work will be moderated in July and we will find out if they have been successful. Watch this space!!!