Great Hollands Open Day 2015
This year the Great Hollands open day exhibition had the 800th year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta as the theme.
Inspired by carefully selected paintings from the Royal Holloway College gallery, children of all ages created a fantastic display of art, model making and writing that represented our children’s reflections on the many freedoms and human rights that we enjoy to this day.
As is our tradition, we held our open day with a family picnic and the number of families that turned out despite the threat of rain was terrific. The rain held off enough for King John (Mr Purdy) to make a grand entrance and sit on his throne to carefully cast his eye over a number of mini Mr Purdy’s-knights-princes and princesses.
Everyone knows that Mr Purdy is leaving at the end of this term and to mark the occasion part of the exhibition paid tribute to him in many different art forms-sketches-3D models-Andy Warhol inspired paintings-pixelated- which proved a little freaky but nonetheless very impressive!.
Did you like the line of waistcoats fabulously designed by Year 3 to represent the many decades of Mr Purdy’s time as a teacher? Well, they are being worn each and every day to the end of term to provide a splash of colour around the school.