Developing creative excellence

Hornby High School’s 2023 ‘Creatives in Schools’ programme kicks off.

We welcome into our kura tamariki and whānau from Hillmorton High School and Templeton Primary School, joining with some of our own Year 7 & 8 students in this year’s ‘Creatives in Schools programme.

Dr Claire Hughes is again leading the mahi, with students exploring the world of 3D modelling and animation in virtual reality, and 3D printing. The work will allow students to explore their own cultural identity and sense of belonging using these state of the art technologies.

Funded by the Arts Council, and administered by the Ministry of Education, students have the opportunity to explore creativity in new ways that are often not immediately available in schools, and Claire has a record of enabling student work in exactly this way.

‘The programme offers students a wonderful insight into their own creativity, supporting them to take creative risks and develop their own sense of self, all important in our journey to ‘a centre of creative excellence’ said Tumuaki Robin Sutton. It also exposes them to creative technologies, many of which they will often meet in their working lives in the years to come. It is a wonderful example of our ‘Learn, Create, Share. pedagogy in action.

We are excited by the opportunities that this offers. This year’s programme will run with a second group of students from all three schools in term 3 as well.