July 2012 // Transition Literacy Project, St George's C of E School, Gravesend
As a Co-Director of aim4 Partnerships, I worked together with St George’s C of E School in Gravesend to design a bespoke programme of activities covering a range of art forms and practices using literacy as a stimulus to run two one-week projects that culminated in the students creating a large-scale mosaic.
Using the extracts from novels and poetry as stimuli, students worked with a variety of arts techniques to create their own interpretation of the text, whether through visual art, sculpture, drama and photography. Students developed creative skills in a number of art forms, experimented with new ideas, worked with different text as stimuli, developed individual and team work skills whilst becoming more accustomed with their new school environment.
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