Hope Partnership for Education’s Focus on the Arts

November 21, 2017

Rose Martin, RSM, Executive Director, Hope Partnership for Education

Hope Partnership for Education is a co-sponsored ministry of the Society of Holy Child Jesus.

On Friday, October 13, seventh and eighth graders from Hope Partnership for Education visited University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to explore Egyptian art and artifacts. This school trip coincided with the students’ interdisciplinary social studies and art unit on ancient Egypt. Through the museum’s interactive, hands-on experiences, students learned about the steps of mummification, including brain removal, evisceration, desiccation, and wrapping. Before their trip, museum educators came to Hope’s art classes to talk with students about why ancient Egyptians mummified their dead. Our middle schoolers were anxious to share what they had learned as they explored other exciting exhibits. Visual arts and art history are an important part of Hope’s program.

The performing arts are also integral to Hope’s program.  Our budding student-musicians, who have joined recorder club, strings, and wind ensembles, performed at our annual Friendraiser on November 3.  Thank you, Anala Bell, Andreal Holland, Qaasim Major, Niaya Marriott, Corenne Scott and Sanaa Waters, for making us proud!  The sounds of violins and clarinets added an extra bit of loveliness to what was already a wonderful evening.

As we move more into this year’s holiday season, we welcome visitors to come and experience what are sure to be additional opportunities to enjoy the talents of our gifted students!

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