August 28, 2015
June saw a wealth of THF-supported school workshops with more than ten taking place across Teignbridge.
Story-Telling in Broadhempston
Story-teller Sara Hurley wrote:
I had a lovely day at Broadhempston Primary School leading a Story Making for 2 x KS2 classes in mixed age groups, giving them the opportunity to work with children of different ages that they didn’t usually work with. From my point of view, I enjoy seeing the older ones helping out the younger ones and the younger ones looking up to the older children as role models, and seeing how they learn from each other. It can create a very positive working environment. Read more…
Mosaic at Teignmouth Community School
The school writes:
” Year 9 artists, at Teignmouth Community School, have had the opportunity to work with Michelle Greenwood-Brown a local artist. It has been a brilliant opportunity to work with materials that they may not have experienced before and have hands-on producing something for the wider community. Students have enjoyed the work and feel that everything completed will benefit their portfolio. It has been a very positive experience for staff and students.
The aim of the project was to make a large outdoor sculpture for the annual TRAIL (Teignbridge recycled art in the landscape), an exhibition which will take place from July 18th until September. The finished art work will be displayed in one of the flowerbeds on Teignmouth sea front.
Dance at All Saints Marsh – Newton Abbot
The school wrote:
“Our theme this year is the United Kingdom. Each of the classes has Scotland, England, Northern Ireland or Wales as their focus for the week. During the week, they focused on traditional tales, dance and crafts from around their focus country.
As part of this, groups looked at how traditional stories could be related to dance. All the stories are tales of mythical creatures which is part of the theme running through the week. Scotland – The Loch Ness Monster : Northern Ireland – Irish Dragon Story: Wales – Merlin’s Castle and the Battle of the Two Dragons: England – The Lambton Worm and Penshaw Hill.”
“An enjoyable and memorable event!”
Artist Peter Margerum works with recycled and natural materials to create large scale group sculptures. He was invited to run a 2-day workshop 3D project and the children produced some wonderful large-scale and colourful scultures. Read more…