We are the Creative Council!
In the Creative Council, we have a number of different roles and responsibilities. We work with local artists on designing art events in and outside the school and work on whole-school projects adding our own creative touch!
We also like to hear what the children of Mellor think about art and their visits to Cross Corners.
We make sure that art is at the heart of everything we do!
Meet the Team
Reports to Governors 22/23
Spring Term 22/23 - Creativity Council Update
This term has been another busy term for the Creative Council! We worked hard planning the Take Over day which was on February 18th at the Phoenix Theatre. The theme of the event was ‘Protest’. Over the last few months, we have had a range of different meetings with SPARK Arts about how to plan for the event, manage a budget and advertise the event successfully. The day was a great success and we loved the experience of being responsible for such a large event.
We have also been working hard on gaining our ‘Explore Arts Award’. We have been completing various tasks with SPARK Arts to help work towards this and we will be creating an animation with Kate Bull as our final creation. This is the first time Mellor pupils have attempted an Explore Arts Award so we are very excited about it!
Another project we are ready to make a start on is developing the new calm space at Mellor. All resources have been ordered and we are ready to create some sculptures to go into this space. We are also ready to start working on creating new staff photos in a cartoon style for the school website! Both projects are on track to be completed by the end of the Spring Term.
Autumn 22/23 - Creativity Council Update
This year, we are involved in a few projects in and out of school. We are working with SPARK Arts to deliver another Take Over Day at the Curve Theatre in February 2023! The idea behind this is that we take charge of the building for a day and run a series of fun, interactive sessions for the public to take part in. This year we are teaming up with Ash Field School. We will be attending planning sessions for the big day and working on how to manage a budget of over £1000! Over the year, we will be working towards our Arts Award Explore by using the Take Over Day as our main focus – something that has never been achieved by any Mellor pupil!
We will also be taking part in some ‘Unpacking the Arts’ sessions. These are designed to help us understand more about Art appreciation and how to create our own opinions on different art forms. Following on from last year, we will also be working on the Mellor Art Gallery in the main corridor. Each year group will come up with a theme and set it as a whole school challenge. The first theme will be based on Black History Month and artwork from all classes will be displayed in the gallery. To help celebrate the wonderful work from across the school, we will be putting up previous artwork from the Mellor Art Gallery using the frames around the school.
Finally, we will also be working on creating some sculptures for the calm area. This will involve working with a budget and creating some interesting and calming models to be displayed in the area.
Report to Governors 21/22
Summer 21/22 - Creativity Council Update
This term, we all got together as a Creative Council and worked on a joint Arts Award project based on all the work we have done this year. We worked with Sian Watson from SPARK Arts and completed the Arts Award Discover based on the work we have completed for the Take Over Day and for the Radio Podcast project. We will all be awarded with our certificates before the end of this term.
The other main project we are involved in is a joint venture with the School Council and Wellbeing Champions. Together, we are working on developing the calm area for the school. We all met together and discussed our ideas then all decided on the different roles we will take and the timescale to achieve this in.
Finally, the ‘Light’ exhibition at Cross Corners is now up and ready for classes to visit. All teachers have been invited to sign up for a slot on a Tuesday afternoon and they can take classes to view and take part in the interactive exhibition.
Spring 21/22 - Creativity Council Update
This term has been another busy term for the Creative Council! In the Creative Council Year 5/6 hub, we have been working hard to plan the Take Over day on February 12th at the Curve theatre. We came up with the official title of ‘The Festival of Kindness’ and had a range of different meetings with SPARK Arts about how to plan for the event, manage a budget and advertise the event successfully. The day was a great success and we loved the experience of being responsible for such a large event.
In the Year 4 Creative Council hub, we have been involved in two exciting projects this term. We had a 3d printer on loan so we came up with a project to show the whole school how amazing it was. We learnt how to use it and then made some models of our own. We then secretly put these in classrooms to create some mystery and made our own video showing how they were made! We then asked the children to come up with an idea for how the printer should be used and what we should make. The idea we chose was new door stops for all classrooms and we got to make them using the printer.
The other project we have been involved in is a radio project with SPARK Arts. Before SPARK week, we met with a radio presenter who showed us how to create a podcast and how to use different radio equipment. It was really exciting! Then during SPARK week, we got to watch all the shows and create our own podcasts reviewing the performances and interviewing the audience. The podcasts are available on the SPARK website using the link: The Spark Arts for Children - Hear All About It
Finally, this term, we have set the new theme for the Mellor Art Gallery which was ‘Climate Change’. We chose this as we all feel it is such an important topic to discuss and we wanted to see how the children at Mellor could show this using art. The pictures have all been collected and the winners will be judged and displayed in March.
Autumn 21/22 - Creativity Council Update
This year, we are involved in a number of projects in and out of school. In year 5 and 6, we are working with SPARK Arts to deliver a Take Over Day at the Curve Theatre in February 2022. The idea behind this is that we take charge of the building for a day and run a series of fun, interactive sessions for the public to take part in. This year we are teaming up with Ash Field School. We have been attending planning sessions for the big day and working on how to manage a budget of £1500! In year 4, we are working on a smaller exhibition as part of the Arts Award process. We will be working with Shaftesbury Juniors to create a shared exhibition at Cross Corners. The theme for this is ‘Light’ and will draw influence from Diwali and other festivals of light. The aim is to complete the Arts Award process so the exhibition is ready for the end of November. Once it is up and running, we will be inviting classes to come and look at the work also.
Following on from last year, we will also be working on the Mellor Art Gallery in the main corridor. Each year group will come up with a theme and set it as a whole school challenge. The first theme will be based on Black History Month and artwork from all classes will be displayed in the gallery. To help celebrate the wonderful work from across the school, we have also put up a number of frames around the school for previous Judge’s Winners to be displayed.
Over the Autumn term, the Creative Council have been working hard with SPARK Arts and 3 other Primary Schools to plan for a Take Over Day in February 2023. The event will be held at the Phoenix Theatre and involve a range of different arts events for families to take part in.
On Saturday 18th February, the Creative Council worked with SPARK Arts to deliver a Take Over Day at the Phoenix Theatre. The children lead and managed the day which was full of fun, interactive arts activities. It was a great success and the Creative Council loved being in charge!
Take Over Day February 2023
The World Reimagined Globe
As a school, we have been involved in the World Reimagined Project. This is a ground-breaking, national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us. Part of this project involves the school creating a globe for a nationwide competition and for it to be displayed across Leicester. The Creative Council have been responsible for taking a range of different ideas from the pupils and painting them onto the globe to get the key messages across.
The globe will be displayed around Leicester in the Summer of 2022.
Curve Theatre Take Over Festival
Take Over Day Planning (21-22)
Visiting the Curve theatre to plan for the Take Over Day
First planning session and collecting ideas for the Take Over Day
Final planning session at the Curve Theatre, one week before the Take Over Day
The Creative Council Team at the Take Over Festival – Saturday 12th February
The Radio Podcast Project
Radio Podcast Project (21-22)
The Radio Podcast Project: The year 4 Creative Council record their own podcasts about the SPARKs performances they watched.
Meeting Theatre Critics
Theatre Critics (21-22)
The Creative Council met with theatre critics to discuss how to review a performance.
Setting Up Exhibition
The year 4 Creative Council children setting up the exhibition at Cross Corners to celebrate the year 4 Arts Award project based on ‘Light’.
Take Over & Radio Podcast Evaluation (21-22)
The Creative Council pupils evaluating the Take Over and Radio Project with SPARK Arts.
Creativity Council on Twitter
Four fantastic schools @AshFieldAcad @MayflowerPSch @mellorschool & @PrimaryFalcons— The Spark (@thesparkarts) January 9, 2023
coming together to create, plan, and budget our Festival Takeover events - Sat 18th Feb - everyone's invited!
The Creativity Council visited New Walk Museum to carry on planning for the Upcoming Take Over Day in February. The museum was an inspiring place to work! #sparkarts #newwalkmuseum pic.twitter.com/z0cXWBrXG9— Mellor Community Primary School (@mellorschool) January 10, 2023
Some great ideas to get the ball rolling…— The Spark (@thesparkarts) November 28, 2022
50 children from @AshFieldAcad @MayflowerPSch @mellorschool & @PrimaryFalcons working together to takeover Spark Festival events @CurveLeicester @PhoenixLeic & @leicestermuseumhttps://t.co/r72OpEMqYP#moreeducation #LetsCreate pic.twitter.com/iAGrsRm1q3
ðŸ‘ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ@MellorSchool put pupils at the forefront of developing their #3DPrinter loan project.— CREATE Education (@CREATE_EDU_PROJ) March 2, 2022
ðŸÅ½‰Well done to the Creative Council - we are impressed by your wealth of innovative ideas and leadership skills!
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On Wednesday, the Creative Council visited the Curve Theatre to help prepare for the upcoming Take Over Day on February 12th. They spent most of the day making props and resources for the day and even found time to record a promotional video!— Mellor Community Primary School (@mellorschool) January 27, 2022
@thesparkarts @CurveLeicester pic.twitter.com/UxaC1csqtR