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Manchester High School for Girls


Pupils in the Prep Department have been express themselves through art and music during a reflective series of Arts Week workshops run in conjunction with Manchester Art Gallery.

During the sessions, led by artist Naomi Kendrick, girls from Reception to Year 3 have been encouraged to use their senses to express their thoughts and feelings in response to music, presenting their emotions through movement and mark making on paper.

The older girls are currently enjoying their workshops at Manchester Art Gallery, and their art will link to the gallery’s current exhibition; ‘And Breathe…’.

On Friday 11th May, Naomi will come back to School to work with the Prep Creative Council and Mrs Bingham to put up an exhibition of the work from across the whole Prep Department.

Of her art experience, Amira from Reception class commented:

“I thought that it was really relaxing and I felt really happy when I was drawing. I want to do it again because it was like I was having a really nice dream.”


Lylah from Year 1 said: “This has been the best morning in School ever!”

Mrs Mortimer commented: “It has been wonderful to see such excitement and jubilation from the girls. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the PTA for the funding and making the workshops possible.”

The girls’ art will be entered into an AJIS Art Competition 2018, and their work will be displayed in the Junior Hall during the Prep Celebration Afternoon on Friday 25th May.


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All the latest photos of the activities are in our Flickr album