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Victoria College Pupils ‘Wowed’ by Interdisciplinary Art and Science


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Pupils from the Victoria College Preparatory Department made exciting discoveries while working as artists and scientists in the St Mary’s Art Department last Thursday. The children were fascinated, and their class teacher, Miss Boyd, said she was inspired. The exploding paint experiments will not be forgotten for quite some time!

St Mary’s student teachers who specialise in Art had been liaising with Miss Boyd’s Prep 6 class to devise schemes for art that incorporated science, applying the “Leonardo Effect” interdisciplinary teaching methodology. In discussion with the children, three themes arose: forces, movement underwater and colours in rainbows. The art students rose to the challenge admirably, sourcing contemporary artists who work with physical forces, creating a pond for first-hand underwater experience and exploring the chemistry and physics of colour.

The student teachers experienced the effectiveness of interdisciplinary teaching and learning: learning outcomes exceeded expectations every time.

This was the first visit to St Mary’s by pupils from Victoria College. They were a delight to welcome and a credit to their school: highly articulate, expressive and inquisitive. We look forward to working with them again.