April 11, 2015
Bradley Barton Primary School has a proud tradition of environmental education and a passion for the arts. They have recently opened a new building, as the school is growing, and decided to use a Helen Foundation subsidy to engage artist Jo Tyler to decorate the stairwells. Jo worked with Arts Co-ordinator Kay Astle on a project that engaged younsters in designing and building two large willow and paper sculptures. Talented art pupils in the school’s Art Club came up with a host of imaginative designs and these were turned into 3D scupltures by pupils from classes 3 and 4. The inspiration for the designs comes from two of Bradley Barton’s learning values:
Collaboration symbolised by a bee and Reflection symbolised by a fish. Working with both willow and (very sticky!) pieces of tissue paper, the young people did a terrific job that they can be very proud of. Well done to all the children and staff involved. Great project!