Sunday, 21 October 2012

"I just feel like I want to keep making!"

First stop Streethouse School. We worked  in the outdoor classroom making birds using natural materials. Lots of great teamwork going on and some very careful construction. When the birds were complete we found homes for them to nest in the Sensory garden. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Ignite journey begins...

The project got off to a flying start with an Inset day for Teachers from participating schools. The Ignite project involves around 20 schools across Wakefield, which presents a unique opportunity for me to explore  connections between many different communities. Throughout the year I will be inviting children to make a gift to pass on to the next school in the project, linking people and places and celebrating the value of creativity in making connections with the wider world. I introduced this concept of a gift exchange to the Teachers by inviting them to create a large temporary map of the Wakefield area on the floor, locating their school in relation to others. This activity proved to be quite popular and was a fun and interactive way to visualise the scale of the project and the network of schools involved. The image above shows map markers (paper flags and plant pots) used to locate the schools and some of the Bird puppet creations made from natural materials. The blue cord to the left of the picture represents the M1!