The Winter Arts Festival is always a keenly anticipated event in the Prep School and Nursery and none more so than this year. With the last few years events cancelled or affected by Covid, it was a joy to put together a packed week of creative activities for the girls this time.
This year’s event coincided with Children’s Mental Health Week, so we decided to focus on the value of creativity and how, in its many forms, being creative is good for our mental health. Many of the girls already find time in their busy lives for creative pursuits, such as music, art and drama, and they value the space and enjoyment these activities bring.
At Norwich High Prep School, we place huge importance on the inclusion of creativity in our curriculum, but the Winter Arts Festival is a way to push the boundaries of what we normally provide. Drawing from local connections and national talent, we are able to inspire and enrich the girls’ experience in an immersive week of events. This year has been no exception as we have welcomed artists, dancers and writers into school to share their passion with the girls, as well as connecting with a local ceramics studio and visiting the Puppet Theatre in Norwich.