The Creative Partnerships programme brings creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn.

From 2009 – 2011  I worked with teachers and children to develop creative activities that explore key issues identified by the schools.

At Fakenham Junior School we explored new possibilities for learning and achievement through interaction with their school grounds

Mapping new paths in the school grounds
Mapping new paths in the school grounds
Following the new pathway
Following the new pathway

On the final day the children made an alternative pathway through the school grounds using flags, sculptures and labyrinths and invited family and other classes to explore it with them.

Following the new pathway
Following the new pathway
Children showing parents their plans for the school grounds
Children showing parents their plans for the school grounds
Children showing their families the sculptures on the new pathway
Children showing their families the sculptures on the new pathway
Children taking parents on the new pathway
Children taking parents on the new pathway

 

At North Walsham Junior School we looked at ways of being creative through an exploration of their school grounds in 2010, and questions about what inspires us through the medium of weaving in 2011

Woven House
Woven House
Woven Ship
Woven Ship
Children teaching parents to weave
Children teaching parents to weave
Nest Weaving
Nest Weaving
Woven Nest
Woven Nest

In May 2010, as part of Norfolk Open Studios, the children made a sculpture trail and “Stick City”, a city of sticks in the woods

Explorations using a mirror
Explorations using a mirror
Making Stick City
Making Stick City

 

Making Stick City
Making Stick City
Making Stick City
Making Stick City

At Antingham and Southrepps we explored creativity in their local outdoor environment

Making mosaics
Making mosaics
Mosaic
Mosaic
Paper making
Paper making
Making sculptures
Making sculptures
Making sculptures
Making sculptures

 

Threading the labyrinth
Threading the labyrinth

 

Children teaching parents
Children teaching parents

Playing in the labyrinthPlaying in the labyrinth

All photos by Liz McGowan

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