Flying High at Bradley Barton

April 11, 2015

ImageProxy-1Bradley 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!


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