Dance dates back to prehistoric times (and probably even further back), and is a part of almost every culture. It’s an activity that transcends time and place, and is valued the world over. It makes us feel good, allows us to express ourselves and is a great form of aerobic exercise whether you dance in front of the mirror for yourself, at an event with friends, or on a stage for the enjoyment of others.
Visual arts classes offer more than just a creative outlet and exhibitions that make parents proud of their boys’ newfound talents. In fact, visual art classes positively impact boys’ lives in many ways, enriching their learning experience in school. The benefits of visual arts classes may not seem obvious at first, but they all contribute greatly to the holistic development of your son.
By Steve Collins, Head of Visual Arts and Catherine Benz, Curator, Delmar Gallery
In Trinity news we congratulate Year 10 and Year 11 Visual Arts students, Lewis Kanellos, Alexander Little, James Wang and Lewis Dobbin, who have been selected for the inaugural Young Curators at Trinity initiative following a call-out to all Years 9-11 students.
Creativity is billed to be the third most valuable skill in the workforce in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report.
Why is it important for children to be creative? With rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and automation, the next generation will need to be creative and adaptable with proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Creativity no longer belongs in the realm of the creative arts, it is a necessary skill for all aspects of learning and will be a workforce requirement in all manner of industry.
The Annual Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity boys' diverse talents and creativity and is a highlight of the Creative Arts calendar each year.
This year hundreds of art students and parents gathered in The Delmar Gallery to attend the opening of the eagerly anticipated exhibition featuring works by Trinity boys in Years 7 to 11. The best artworks from each Year group are exhibited with prizes and High Distinction Certificates awarded to outstanding artworks that have been created over the last academic year.
By Michael Leadbeatter, Dean of Technological and Applied Studies
The Technological and Applied Studies Department at Trinity Grammar School has had another busy year. I would like to recognise the great work of our students – we are so proud of their unique achievements. I’d also like to thank our staff members who have dedicated themselves to ensuring Technological and Applied Studies students get the best possible opportunities. They have spent many hours undertaking professional development, making sure they keep up-to-date with the latest technological and educational practices.
By Jacqueline Kelly, Year 3 Teacher, Junior School
Recently, Trinity Grammar School students from Year 3 in the Junior School embarked on an excursion to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The visit was aimed at supporting learning as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of Inquiry, “How the world works.” Students and teachers were very excited to take part in the hands-on experience combining horticulture and art.
We all hope that our children become people of ‘good’ character, but what does this really mean and how do we encourage them to build ‘good’ character?
The Annual Trinity Arts Festival run over 10 days from late May to early June is one of Trinity Grammar School’s ‘feel good’ events of the year with most Middle and Senior boys taking part. The Trinity Arts Festival showcases diverse creative talents - we delight in sharing a snapshot of the breadth of Festival events that took place in 2017.
Topics: Creative arts
We sometimes talk about creativity as if it is a characteristic you either have or haven’t got, but it isn’t that black and white. If you think of creative thinking as a skill that can be taught then you open up a world of possibilities for development and growth.
While we’re all very familiar with the artistic results of creative thinking, few of us realise that it can actually be applied in the business world too – solutions to difficult problems, innovation and entrepreneurship and are all borne out of creativity. As parents, we want to see our sons express themselves with originality, so how can we help them to think more creatively?
The secret to unlocking your son’s creativity can be found in these five tips: