'I really enjoy my art lessons as we have learned lots of new techniques and learned about the work of artists whose work I really admire – like the American artist Marc Jenkins who makes amazing sculptures from sellotape. I decided to make my own version over half term and made a life size sculpture of a boy made entirely from sellotape. It was hard work and I went through a lot of sellotape but I was really pleased with the end result.'

Freddy, Year 7

Art allows children to express the imaginative, creative and personal sides of their character. They learn to appreciate the work of artists and understand the motivation to create which, in turn, broadens and stimulates their own creativity.