St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Christmas Art Workshops

December 2007

This year Mrs McGrory and Miss Petcher held three after school art workshops in December. The response was amazing with all three workshops being fully booked within days. The parents were invited to work alongside their children. The activities provided included glass painting, sewing a Christmas stocking and making a Christmas puppet. Both parents and children had an enjoyable time and these are a few of the comments left on the evaluation sheets.

  • "It was an excellent opportunity for parents who work as they often miss out on things like this."
  • "It was lovely to get an after school activity that I can come to. I liked the fact that it was something different to the other art activities that are going on in school."
  • "It was a lovely helping and seeing the children enjoying themselves."
  • "It was a lovely, simple and effective project."
  • "It was great to have a chat and laugh with other parents."

Once the evaluation sheets were collected we looked at the comments made about future workshops, here are some of the ideas put forward;

  • "Some snow would have been nice!"
  • "A similar activity, maybe something to hang on a Christmas tree and keep for years to come."
  • "Christmas cards."
  • "More workshops please!"
  • "Maybe some workshops just for parents."

We have taken these ideas on board and are hoping to arrange future workshops very soon.