Theme: project

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Character/Living History Sessions

My character based sessions can be created from scratch, linked specifically to the curriculum or used as stand-alone projects. I developed ‘Character in a Cupboard’ for Key Stage 1 at Cravenwood Primary School many moons ago and it has proved a to be a brilliantly adaptable concept for getting young pupils (epsecially boys) to write. Thanks to […]

Published: 25th March 2013
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Suitcases Project: Cathedral School of St. Peter & St. John

I collect suitcases and use them in all manner of ways. This was one of my ‘middle of the night’ ideas that other Headteachers might have dismissed immediately as insane . Magaret at The Cathedral School however, was incredibly excited. I arrived at the school with a van filled with 200 suitcases at 5.30 one […]

Published: 2nd October 2010
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‘Who do you think you are?’: Trafford Schools

Sale and Stretford Grammar Schools, Broadoak High School and Lostock High School were involved in the ‘Who do you think you are?’ project. I worked with pupils from Year 9 on the theme of identity and each person produced a mixed-media piece of artwork that looked at themselves and their place within the borough of […]

Published: 1st October 2010
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St. Peter’s: The Princess & the pea

The emphasis on this project was to engage Year 3 pupils with reading and writing. We looked at many different versions of the fairytale ‘The Princess and the pea’ and then rewrote it as a class with every pupil becoming a character in the new version. The class decided they wanted to produce a puppet […]

Published: 1st October 2010
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Frantarctica

Chorlton High School had difficulties getting pupils in Geography to engage with the topic of Antarctica and the Modern Languages department had similar difficulties with tenses in French. Working with pupils and the wonderful  Royal Exchange Theatre Education team, myself, Director Amy Leach and sound artist Ade Holbrook, created a three part play about the […]

Published: 1st October 2010
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Stranded

Stranded’ was written as a week long project disguised as a game for Longton High School in Stoke-on-Trent. The emphasis was on getting a whole year group to engage with writing types through becoming part of an interactive scenario where writing was rewarded. ‘Stranded’ is now a project that I have written and adapted for […]

Published: 28th September 2010
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Gatley Primary School

I now work at Gatley as a resident Creative Partner 2 days a week delivering the Arts Award programme, working with Pupil Premium pupils and writing and delivering specific creative lessons for each class and key stage. This fantastic school is head of a cluster group specilising in delivering a creative curriculum across all Key […]

Published: 12th May 2010
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