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18/05/22

Talal in Year 10 has created a clay vessel inspired by the natural form of a pineapple! The department can't wait to see what glazes and paints he will add once the pot has been fired in the kiln. Amazing work Talal! https://t.co/6km55b27fv

17/05/22

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A big thank you to the wonderful Michael Mann for a really enjoyable afternoon. Our Y7 students were so inspired by the talk and had millions of questions about "Ghostcloud" and being an author. https://t.co/GqllCLn7HT

16/05/22

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Great to see Monica and Angelica in assembly this morning performing a traditional Bulgarian dance the ‘Koprivshtitsa’. This dance is traditionally performed to celebrate the harvest, welcome spring and encourage good health. A fantastic performance from both girls! https://t.co/60Za7KNQCW

16/05/22

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Miss Gasowski hosting this weeks GeoTalk ‘Colonisation of the DRC - a brief history’ https://t.co/jAhH231qgY

12/05/22

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Podium places for girls shot put, with HAWI claiming Bronze and Silver in year 7 and Gold in year 9! https://t.co/wSrwfdveLj

12/05/22

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93 students took part in the 2022 Borough Athletics competition. I am delighted to announce that HAWI won the mixed schools trophy! Congratulations to all who took part. A further congratulations to the year 8/9 boys squad who won their age group trophy ! Thank you

12/05/22

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Yr 9/10 ready to race! https://t.co/cfnI6xnCUs

12/05/22

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Fantastic performance from our year 7 sprinters! https://t.co/b3dEke2rQ6

12/05/22

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Yr7 boys smashing their shot put this morning! https://t.co/7ceYuXaHRv

11/05/22

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Photo finish for James! Top work, 3rd place for hurdles https://t.co/70lsARMVGN

11/05/22

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Dominika finishing the 800m in style https://t.co/InAiTsc8Jr

11/05/22

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This is HAWI do it! https://t.co/I7tjBxbIEZ

11/05/22

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Alaa competing in the U16 3000 metre race and came 3rd. An incredible achievement finishing in 13 minutes ! https://t.co/OXHSClvFYS

11/05/22

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Is that gold I see ! Well done Sinai for finishing 1st in the Javelin. Isaiah for finishing 1st in the high jump https://t.co/yMuNWaquqo

11/05/22

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Bronze for Wiktoria in the High jump https://t.co/FmNsxknmTS

11/05/22

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Well done to Nadia- 2nd in High Jump. Tilly 3rd in high jump. Amelia 3rd in javelin. Bring on tomorrow https://t.co/dyUkYI4bCr

11/05/22

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Well done to all the athletes that competed in part 1 of Borough sports day ! It was well run evening and we came away with a few medals https://t.co/SNZhU3nVqK

09/05/22

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Here is an epic thriller which will also enhance your understanding of physics. Set in Peckham, we experience gang feuds and time travel with our hero Esso. A seriously good book which is soon to be a major Netflix movie. Recommended to our Y9 and Y10 students! https://t.co/bKmA4BAQgH

09/05/22

Please phone reception, 0203 962 4300, if you see any students in the playground. Apologies for the inconvenience caused to the families.

09/05/22

Thank you for your message. All students have been told in assembly that the play areas are for residents only. We will also put some staff on duty by the playgrounds at the end of the school day.

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Art

What is Art?

Art encompasses diverse media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, art-textiles, photography, and installation. It is a visual creation in which people can connect, communicate and reason and is therefore a crucial element in society, both in understanding the past but also the current world ever evolving around us. By studying art students are able to analyse, express and explore their own pathway, as well as other people, cultures and experiences, equipping our students with powerful academic knowledge and helping them to become well-rounded, empathetic individuals.

Why do we teach Art at HAWI?

Within Art and Design, our key aim is based on the recognition of the universal human necessity for visual communication. Central to this is our commitment to provide an environment for students to challenge and inspire with the ability to express themselves aesthetically, both individually and collaboratively. Students build a body of knowledge about the history of art and design, embodying digital work and contemporary artists with traditional, major art movements, understanding how they have shaped our history and contributed to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world. By expressing reasoned judgements, students respond within inspired projects and personal, highly explorative outcomes, highlighting proficiency in the use of differing materials and observation and, ultimately, love of the subject.

How do we teach Art at HAWI?

The Art & Design curriculum at HAWI is similar to that of a spiral curriculum, split into 3 units per year, which:

  1. Develops experimentation and mastery of technical skills and processes across a variety of disciplines, such as painting, art-textiles, and ceramics.
  2. Divulges students with a knowledge of art history, visiting a broad range of art periods and styles. It builds awareness and empathy for how and why art developed when it did and how it still plays a huge role in the modern day.

These two elements are revisited throughout Key Stage 3 and become increasingly complex and challenging as the curriculum progresses into Key Stage Four. For instance, in Year 7, students look at analysing abstract art by Kandinsky, which helps underpin knowledge and analytical skills for comparing Dadaism to Surrealism in Year 9.

How do we make Art memorable at HAWI?

Schemes of work are created specifically for our students at HAWI, using popular and political current events and an array of artists and art styles both from traditional art periods and contemporary artists. Even through KS3, students have exposure to incredible resources to explore a wide range of disciplines from ink and bleach drawings to textile art and ceramics. Going into KS4, students have use of the photography darkroom and are given more freedom to select their own art style and artist to influence their personal project.

Alongside regular art lessons, the curriculum at HAWI is adorned with memorable moments, which builds an understanding of how art is applied and executed out of the classroom. These include visits to Kew Gardens, the annual KS3 Arts Festival, careers days and visits and for KS4, frequent curriculum visits to artist studios and inspirational settings in Central London.

We also hold weekly enrichment for our students, with current sessions on Photography and Graphics. Within these, students have opportunity to explore the use of digital equipment and the darkroom, prior to starting their GCSEs! There is a very popular Art Club for students in Lower School, and a KS4 Club for those who have opted to take art through to GCSE. These are hubs of activity, with students frequently partaking in national competitions as well as planning the set design for our current school show.

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 10 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 11 curriculum guide