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Cross-curricular competition encourages students to stretch their intellectual curiosity and creativity

Lockdown is proving a challenging time for everyone but also a creative time for many. We know how much our girls enjoy stretching their intellectual curiosity and creativity so, as part of our virtual school, we are encouraging them to take part in the Spirited Arts Competition 2021.

A cross-curricular initiative between our Art and Religious Philosophy departments, the competition challenges students to create a piece of art, poetry, photography, dance, music, drama or sculpture inspired by one of its philosophical themes.

This year’s themes include “We have far more in common with each other than that which divides us”, climate change, healing, Where is God? and inspiration.

Now in its 18th year, Spirited Arts has attracted over 380,000 participants (averaging 20,000 per year) since 2004. Hundreds of UK schools get involved but entries come from as far afield as Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand and Bahrain. It is run by NATRE, the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education.

We hope that the girls will enjoy the opportunity to flex both their philosophical and creative muscles at home through this exciting project. They will be able to enter their pieces when we fully open our doors again and we will hold an exhibition of all the pieces created for the competition in school.

If you would like to find out more about the competition’s themes, please click here

Published by: Grace Kennard

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