It has been a busy day at Arc School Oakbridge today. The children and young people (and staff!) have been getting creative and making clothes out of recycled bits of newspaper.
After judging the final pieces, it was decided that because they had all done such and amazing job.....everyone should be named a winner! It was too hard to choose between them!
Inspiration came from looking at different items of clothing across the world. Key Stage 2 developed their ideas and styles after researching fashion in Japan.
Arc School Oakbridge is an independent special day school in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham with a specially designed learning environment created to meet the needs of children and young people with autism. They provide a calm, low arousal, safe, positive and nurturing place where young people can learn and grow.
Class sizes are very small and classrooms are ‘enabling environments’ with sensory lighting, muted colours, individual work stations and visual timetables. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific academic, social, emotional and sensory needs of each individual young person.
This artistic exercise can help the young people develop their self-confidence, learn about different cultures around the world, develop problem solving and team work skills, help them develop and learn about their own style.....and have a lot of fun.
Well done everyone!