Thanks to all the schools and nurseries from the Brighton City Partnership for Education, artists and organisations who came to Our Future City's session on 12 December.
Fabrica hosted a great event (thank you to Liz Whitehead and her team for hosting) where schools took their ideas about working creatively to solve wellbeing issues, and discussed them with artists and organisations. Having the time to develop ideas in collaboration with creative people has resulted in some really exciting projects emerging for the Spring Term.
For example, Elm Grove Primary are developing an animation project with Alex Buckley and The Keep on a theme of heroes. Students from year 6 will visit The Keep and find out about local heroes from the past. Students will use their learning across a variety of lessons to identify heroic qualities in themselves and reflect that in pieces of animation with Alex. The aim being for the project to increase resilience and self-worth as they make their school transition.
Across the partnership we are working together to create an exciting range of projects which will include music, dance, storytelling, visual arts, film and sculpture; to give you a flavour of the collaborative work that is developing to address specific wellbeing needs. We look forward to sharing the work of all 13 schools and nurseries who are involved!
Blog post by Bec Britain, Project Manager, Our Future City