Through the Seasons and Art in the Environment

A Project for Foundation Phase

SCHOOLS-WINTER 2009

PEMBROKESHIRE

PARTICIPATING PRIMARY SCHOOLS: The Mead, Stepaside, Pennar and Pembroke Dock

MEAD RECEPTION SCHOOL

This project has provided a chance for participants to view their everyday surroundings in a different way and to increase their knowledge of the natural world creating a greater respect for it.

During the project we have worked with 8 classes, from the early years-reception and year 1.
Our team of professional Artists worked with the schools (both Teachers and Pupils) giving them the confidence and knowledge to explore creatively the great outdoors and enjoy it. Working with the Foundation phase programme as our canvas, all of the teachers that we have worked with have welcomed greatly the new ideas we have brought to outdoor learning.


STEPASIDE SCHOOL

In the workshops we have explored the natural world through drawing, printing, sculpture, collage as well as story telling, song, poetry and dance. Some have used clay, hand drills, willow, weaving and all pupils have their own personal sketch books to treasure. They have built mini-beasts and mini-beast environments, birds, nests, sculptural structures that are also dens for the children. The outdoor structure will change and provide habitats for wildlife over time.

PENNAR SCHOOL

 



 

PEMBROKE DOCK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Outdoor fun in all weathers is certain with the Sculpture by the Sea team.

MEAD RECEPTION SCHOOL

It has been recorded that some pupils have continued to apply what they have experienced through the project and developed it in their own time with playground play and also at home, as well as the teachers continuing to build on the work in the classroom. The project has also given the teaching staff a chance to think in other ways of how to use the outdoor space to its full advantage.

STEPASIDE SCHOOL

Well done to all the children involved!

Artists involved in project:

Tina Marie Cunningham, Jo Steadman and Clare Ferguson Walker

Project Photographer: Phil Holden

Thank you to our kind sponsors:

To book Sculpture by the Sea Art in the Environment workshops in the Pembroke and Carmarthenshire area please e-mail Tina Cunningham

Through The Seasons -Links to other season's school projects
Summer 2006 Autumn 2006
Winter 2006 Autumn 2007
Winter 2008 Winter Spring 2009