As Mae Jemison – the first woman of colour to travel into space – once said, ‘The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin […] but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity’, and that link was certainly evident at Redcliffe this week.
Year 1, after learning about the events which led to the first moon landing in 1969, decided that it would be fun to have a picnic on the moon. Armed with cardboard tubes, foil, tissue paper, ribbons and other materials, they got to work building their own space rockets to make this ‘Grand Day Out’ a reality.
In their Art lessons, Year 4 looked at TIME’s ‘Person of the Century’, Albert Einstein. No stranger to the notion of the arts and sciences being ‘branches of the same tree’, they learnt about Einstein’s life and what’s behind the frizzy hair, wiry moustache, and penetrating eyes and created an abstract collage of his unforgettable face.