Each month our directorates highlight the hard work, talents and exemplary behaviour of students in their subject areas and in March, it was the turn of Art and Design to celebrate the many creative Shining Lights we have here at JCSC. In total, 33 students in years 6-13 received Shining Lights in recognition of their efforts in Food Technology, Art, Design Technology, Graphics, Fashion and Photography.

Across the board, our Art and Design Shining Lights were commended on their great attitudes to working and willingness to tackle set tasks. In art, teachers also recognised students’ improvements in particular skill or topic areas such as mixing of colours, tone, detail and landscape drawing.

In Food Technology, three of our Year 11 students received certificates for their huge efforts to improve their written or technical results and students from Year 6 upwards had their inventive design and recipe development commended along with demonstrating model attitudes to learning including consistent enthusiasm, driving forwards their own knowledge and showing increased levels of independence.

Director of Art and Design Jane Yuill, said: “The students who have received Shining Lights this month should be very proud. It is fantastic to see so many students actively engaged with art and design subjects. Students who study creative subjects are more likely to stay in employment. Employability is also higher for students with a creative background, as learning through arts and culture develops skills and behaviours that lead children to do better in school.”

March’s Shining Lights along with our previous monthly Shining Lights winners, will now have their names put into Mr McCudden’s random prize generator at our end of Spring Half Term Awards assembly next week. Best of luck, everyone!

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