At Arundale, we learn to respect others with different beliefs, faiths or cultural backgrounds. We ensure that our children have opportunities to share and develop ideas about their own belief system and values.
We promote this through whole school weekly assemblies, and through the curriculum and through visits to museums, workshops led by professionals, theatre groups and wide ranging sporting and musical opportunities. We take part in Charity events, have Korean visitors and pen pals, Spanish lessons and much more!
We recognise that the personal development of children culturally plays a significant role in their ability to learn and achieve. Arundale shares and explores beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity to reflect.
Tommy Leonard was our artist in residence specialising in painting and 3-D modelling. However, a brief walk around school will tell you he ensures that children try all sorts of ideas and use most materials.
Tommy rarely painted, rarely did any of the work! That was the children's job!! What he did superbly well was to use their ideas, he got the children to research ideas and from their work and ideas, projects were generated.