Projects tagged with 'engagement'


From the hundreds of varied projects I’ve written and delivered it is very hard to choose several to put up here. The following have been some of my favourites for completely different reasons. Sometimes outcomes aren’t what you expect them to be. A whole group may benefit from a project or a single individual. I encourage people to take risks and try the unknown.My focus is always on process and if a satisfying end product comes from that process that’s an added bonus.
I can create projects whatever your requirement, deliver teacher insets and bring in fellow practitioners with other specialisms.


Geography linked Primary/Secondary: Settlements/Living in extremes
Art History: Colour and Artistic Movements from Early Humans to Digital Art
Pirates: Character based workshops including art/drama/handling collection/music
WW1/WW2: Character based workshops including creative writing/art/drama
Slavery: Introduction to: African tribal culture/ traditional mask making using collection
Around the World in Art: Japan/Mexico/France/Africa/Inuit Art etc
KS1/KS2 Music sessions leading into creative writing/art
Coast: Creating 3D beach dioramas/creative writing
Storytelling sessions
with our gypsy caravan ‘Queenie’ (additional cost)
Travelling Museum timeline sessions across school sessions
Skeleton and bone structure drawing sessions with real examples (big collection)
Den building: Settlements/Totems//Headresses/Currency/Flag making etc
SERIES:Multi media creative journey from one stimulus

All of these can be adapted for KS2/KS3 and please ask for KS1 and can include a range of different art outcomes, creative writing, music, puppetry and film and drama.

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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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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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Ashton PRU

I have been the Art teacher at Ashton Pupil Referal Unit in Tameside for 5 years. I teach both the Secondary and Primary age groups. Pupils work in a huge range of 2D and 3D media embracing art history and often working with a cross-curricular focus. My focus is on engagement, building of self esteem […]

Published: 1st June 2010

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