I was lucky enough to have been selected to attend the innovation training led by Edward Clapp a lecturer from Harvard university and principal investigator at Project Zero. He is interested in exploring creativity and innovation, design and maker-centered learning, the session focused on contemporary approaches to arts teaching and learning, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. http://www.pz.harvard.edu/who-we-are/people/edward-clapp Following this we will look at ways to run an innovation project linked to our school improvement plan.
This year I was asked to create the anti-bullying logo and poster for anti bullying week. The student council came up with #MTS Enough is Enough. The poster then has information and a QR code at the bottom giving information of what to do if you are being bullied.
This year our title was 'Hero' students designed this after seeing inspiration online. they thought the boy represented a child thinking about his hero. The quote and thought bubbles are then going to be filled with stories of peoples personal heroes.
Parent response to the completed banner.
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in creating the amazing artwork – it was definitely the best one by far and blew everyone away with the creativity!”
United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education celebrated 44 outstanding teachers in the second annual Mariamma Varkey Award for Inspirational and Outstanding Teaching at GEMS.
Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Education, said: “The future of the UAE is currently taking shape inside the classrooms, through the work of our teachers. They are more than just educators, they are mentors and heroes to their students. Teachers empower students, they instil the values and ethics necessary for our children to be the leaders of tomorrow. Through these awards, we seek to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of our teachers at every section of the school.
Graphics and Photography careers brief
During week without walls students had the opportunity to combine photography and Graphics to work on a professional brief based on the GREEN PLANET in Dubai.
Students went to the Green Planet to take a range of images. They then worked on these to create a range of promotional images and merchandise. Students used photo shop to edit the photos and then turn these into their poster designs.
Hello everybody, my name is Lyanne Fellows. I am a mum to a 5 year old strong willed boy and one year old boy and girl twins. Before moving to Dubai I was head of art and a teacher trainer working for 6 years with a cluster of academies in the midlands. This will be my second year working at GEMS Metropole. I am really excited for another fun filled year.
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