Junction Arts has consistently delivered high quality activity in schools for over 30 years. Our latest programme offered children from Tansley Junior School, Riddings Junior School and New Bolsover Primary School a series of creative workshops in a variety of art forms to support the curriculum.
The pupils from Tansley School had a fantastic time creating a bird hide under the guidance of artist Carole Beavis. The structure, seen in the photo, has now taken pride of place in the school grounds.
Riddings School workshops supported their ‘European Week’. Pupils worked with a graphic designer to produce tourism posters, a dancer to learn the art of Flamenco, and a storyteller to hear exciting stories from other cultures. Chelsea, from year 3 “ loved the Spanish dancing!’ and Tom from class 7 said “didn’t think I was any good at art but now I know I’m alright! ”.
Artists worked over a period of 7 weeks in New Bolsover School with the specific aim of developing the children’s team working and communication skills. Pupils worked with a dancer and musician and performed for the whole school. Other pupils learnt bushcraft and survival skills, some of which they also demonstrated for the rest of the school, including how to make fire!
Junction Arts will continue to build on the long term partnerships with district schools and begin to focus on extending creative arts projects for pupils, staff and communities over a wider geographic area.