In June 2016, Halton Primary Arts Network (HPAN) was established. Its aim, working in conjunction with Accent Music Education Hub, is to both further develop the Arts within Halton Primary Schools and to provide a platform to showcase the fantastic work that is already taking place. All Primary Schools were invited to join HPAN and work together on a chosen theme, this year we have 29 Primary Schools. As 2017 is the year that The New Mersey Gateway opens, we used this as our inspiration. The title of our exhibition is ‘A Journey to…’
The first exhibition, show casing high quality, creative work from 27 of the Primary Schools, ( Astmoor, Beechwood, Brookfields, Brookvale, Daresbury, Gorsewood, Hale, Halton Lodge, Lunts Heath, Moore, Moorfield, OLPS, St Clements, The Brow, Runcorn All Saints, St Bede’s Juniors, St Bede’s Infants, St Edwards, St Gerard’s, St John Fisher, St Martins, St Marys, St Michaels, Victoria Road, Westfield, Windmill Hill, Woodside) is now open in the Town Square of Runcorn Shopping Centre. It was opened on Monday 6th February by Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Halton, Councillor Alan Lowe and Councillor Joan Lowe. Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition which will run until 23rd February. In addition to the exhibition, 5 of the schools (Beechwood, Brookvale, Oakfield, St. Martins, Widnes Academy) will also be performing at The Brindley Theatre, on Monday 27th February. A range of different Art forms will be performed at this event including music, film, drama and dance.