Year 6 & 7 students at Fairfield High School recently enjoyed collectively creating a multi-cultural Feathers McGraw, with the theme ‘Secondary School Transition’.
As part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 Arts Trail, Year 6 students from Sefton Park Junior School, May Park Primary and Colston’s Primary who are coming to FHS in September, joined forces with current Y7 students to create a magnificent Feathers McGraw!
Inspired by the transition to secondary school, each student was given a jigsaw shaped piece in which to represent:
1. The student’s country of heritage
2. Their favourite things
3. Their name
The base of the piece of art features the Pride Flag, and says ‘Everyone Welcome’ to communicate the FHS inclusive ethos. Feather also sports a FHS tie!
Edel Cronin, Art Teacher and Transition Co-ordinator at FHS explains:
“The designing and painting of Feathers McGraw has brought current Year 6 and 7 students together, making the transition to Fairfield an even smoother process.
“We take every opportunity to invite Year 6 students joining us in September to engage in fun and inspirational activities… with this one topping the lot!
“The arts trail in Bristol has quite rightly again caused a huge stir and we are absolutely delighted to be a part of it. We would also like to say a big thank you to Burges Salmon for their sponsorship and continued support.”
Fairfield High is a mixed gender secondary school situated in Horfield, Bristol.
To find out more about the school visit http://www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/