Over two days in October three schools from Merseyside took part in an exciting opportunity to complete a large chunk of a Bronze Arts Award in one day. In total 83 students from Holly Lodge Girls College, Meols Cop High School and Wirral Grammar School for Girls came together to work with arts and cultural professionals to complete a large chunk of their award! The schools engaged in a wide range of activities from tours of the Walker Art Gallery to Life Drawing, Film making and Drama Workshops. With significant contributions from The Walker Art Gallery, as creative and First Take Films.
With support from Curious Minds the schools will now take the experiences from these two days back to their schools and help their students achieve Bronze Arts Award.
Teachers on the day commented on how useful the days had been:
They (our students) worked with others and were truly inspired to examine Art works closely. This is something they may not have done before.
Our students were inspired by the diversity of arts forms that they had the opportunity to see. They gained confidence by being able to express their creativity in a variety of non-threatening and non-judgmental ways.
The participation days were coordinated by Curious Minds associate Steph Brocken. We asked Steph to write a blog about the experience of organising this event and working in partnership with large regional cultural partners, schools and practitioners. You can read Steph’s blog here: The Trials and Tribulations of Tailoring