March 20, 2017


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Our School Assembly is a free resource for schools using previous Fermynwoods projects to excite pupils and help them be more ambitious in questioning what art can be and where it might be found. The online resource is designed to support teachers in delivering a short assembly or classroom based activity, asking pupils “Where do you think you could find art?”

Our School Assembly touches on lots of subject areas as well as helping meet the following Art and Design Curriculum aims, links and learning outcomes:

Click here to download Notes for Teachers.

Key Stage 1 and 2

• Pupils should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.

• Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.

• Pupils should be taught about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

• Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Key Stage 3

• Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.

• To analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.


• Develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

• Develop an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of art, craft and design in the creative and cultural industries.

• Pupils should be taught about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.

A version of this assembly was originally delivered by our Director, James Steventon, to Loatlands Primary School in Desborough.

Our competition for the most adventurous answer to the question “Where do you think you could find art?” was won by students from Boughton Primary School.

Answers to the question before the assembly are typically “in a museum or a gallery”. Some of our favourite answers to the question after the assembly were:

Under the ground
Inside the human body
On a light House
Using weather
Using instruments
In a train station
In a Church
At a skateboard park
On the Prime Minister’s face!
Where a natural disaster has happened
On an ice rink
In a tree
On roof tops
On a car park floor
On a cliff
On car bonnets
In the desert
On old cars
In an old mine
On people
On rocks
In the streets
At a Zoo
At a hospital
In a graveyard
On food
On the beams on a building
Using trampolines
In the sky or on hedges
Under the sea using lights so it projects across it