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Primary Children get Crafty in Drawing Club

The children of Wellington Eagles have been busy getting their hands messy. The children have been using crafts to create and tell their stories.

The school have introduced Drawing Club, developed by Greg Bottrill. The club allows children to get creative and use their imagination, it is also a creative way to challenge their curiosity and Literacy.

The Drawing Club was created to develop a love of storytelling and adventure. A weekly focus book is read every morning and the adventure is then based around that book, this weeks for Wellington Eagles was The Great Race by Emily Hiles to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This Chinese New Year is the year of the rabbit, so the school had lots of rabbit drawings. 

Storytime teaches children important Literacy skills, including when sing or play along with an interactive book. Curiosity increases the children’s imagination, this increases when the children are listening to new stories or using stationary to create drawings. Drawings is also a great way for some people to show their emotions and give them confidence.

Sarah Johnson-Motyl Head of School, Commented “Wellington Eagles is a school for the Curious Child, Curiosity is our driving principle when looking at new curricular activities. We have had exciting things happening around school to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the canteen has changed their food menu and the classrooms have been dedicating all or part of their lessons to widen their curiosity in this spectacular celebration.”