Meet the Arts Council 2019-2020

The Arts Council are a group of children from Year 2 – Year 6, and are nominated into position by their peers at the beginning of each academic year. They have been elected to work alongside the Art Coordinator Miss RobertsΒ  to representΒ  the views of all children and to improve the arts in their school.

Addison Act Art Competition

SouthΒ TynesideΒ Council are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Addison Act and Hedworth Lane are joining in the celebrations by producing drawings of houses from the period between 1919 to the present day. We’re looking forward to seeing some of our children’s artwork displayed in an exhibition at The Word in January.
Here are some of our entries to the competition …

Year 1 & 2 ‘A house in the present day’

Inventors Inventors Energy Challenge

The Arts Council have been very busy this term researching renewable and non-renewable energy in preparation for taking on theΒ  ‘Little Inventors Energy Challenge’.The council have asked junior children to think up invention ideas to generate energy, save energy or use energy better. 15 children inventors and their school across Tees Valley, Sunderland and Northumberland will also be chosen to join the Little Inventors Pioneers programme. In January and June 2020 these pioneers will get to develop their idea further and be part of bringing it to life with the help of makers and experts, before showing it in a special exhibition in Tees Valley!

Here are some of the chosen designs by the Arts Council created by children at Hedworth Lane Primary School. Fingers crossed for them!

Two of the designs have been put up on the ‘Little Inventors Energy Challenge’ website.

Please view them by clicking here and here.


Easter ‘Eggstravaganza!’

As part of our Easter celebrations, KS2 took part in our annual egg decorating competition. This year’s theme was ‘Famous People’ and the children put a lot of hard work and effort into their designs. We think you’ll agreeΒ that The Arts Council had very tricky job judging these ‘eggcellent’ creations!


Art Council Firework Competition

To celebrate Bonfire Night this year, the new Arts Council for 2018-2019 decided to run a whole school competition to encourage children to get creative and show off their artistic talents.

The infants were asked to colour in a firework picture using bright, bold colours and the juniors were asked to design their very own firework including a description and a name for their firework.

The competition proved to be a huge success with 80 children taking part. The Arts Council had a tough job judging the competition and choosing the winning designs but worked well as a team on their first project of the year.

Here are the winning pictures and designs…

Class 10 and 11

Class 9

Class 8

Class 7

Arts Council celebrates Arts Award Success

The Arts Council were invited to visit 3 KS1 classes this week to celebrate their success of completing the Arts Award Discover. The Year 1 and 2 children were very enthusiastic to share and talk about the collection of art work they have created over the past few weeks. The Arts Council were blown away by the talent of our infants!

Decorating Competition 2018

All KS2 classes took part in the annual Easter Egg Decorating Competition this week, and the theme this year was Famous People / People and Places Around the World. As always all children gave it their absolute all and we were treated to some eggtastic designs!

The Arts Council had the incredibly difficult job of judging the competition and choosing 1 winner and 2 runner ups for each class, and awarded the prize winners with a delicious Easter egg in a special award assembly.

Winners and runner ups included Neil Eggstrong, Dora the Eggsplorer and Albert Eggstein to name just a few.