Another small selection of plants made by year 5 this time.
Picking out unusual plant and flower and plant names from the ‘mystery bag’ first the pupils then drew out a design of how they visualized their plant might look. Later after making the plants and flowers using recycled materials they researched how the plant really looked and where in the world the plant came from.
The project was set up to support and publicise the community garden project on Central Drive and is funded by LeftCoast.
On Friday afternoon we worked with year 4.
Each pupil picked out an unusually named plant or flower from the ‘mystery bag’ and then drew a design of how they thought the plant might look. We invited the young people to research the origins of the plants and to look up how the plant really looked, after they had created these amazing fantasy plants using recycled materials.
These are just a small sample of all the plants created.
This project is supported by the local community and funded by LeftCoast as part of their ‘Growing People’ initiative in Blackpool
As part of our Fantasy Plant project and Funded by LeftCoast we worked with year two at Revoe Learning Academy and here are their ‘Fantasy’ mushrooms. Here is a small selection of their work.
Each pupil picked out an unusual mushroom name from the ‘mystery bag’ and then drew out the design before making their own mushroom using recycled materials.
They turned out just great.
Four more year groups’ work to follow this week.
Working again with one of our favorite partner organisations Shabby2chic CIC and wonderful owner Sandra Johnson, a group of young people and YOT.
Over the next six weeks we will be working with the group to design items that are up-cycled, using printmaking, graffiti and shabby chic techniques.
We were really exited to be asked to work with this group of amazing young people while they built go karts with Phill and Graham at 4Techmotohttp://www.4techmoto.co.uk/
With Phill and Grahams skill at Blackpool t4Techmoto two teams built 2 go-karts for racing after two days build and a final day ‘fettling’ and painting up the
Boz worked with the two teams while they built the machines ready for racing on day three. while Mr Dee helped design and paint the custom graffiti on the finished karts.
Phill working on Team Smiles classic go kart design
Quick check to make sure everything is working
before taking off the wheels ready for graffiti custom job
Team Smile with Mr Dee
Practising the painting
Team Oblivion with Graham
A few test runs before the races later in the day
Loading the karts in to the trailer
Arriving at the Palatine race track
Then up to the line for the first of three races
Even Sally the dog got in on the act with Phill
Fantastic day with the two teams and all the people involved
We love working with Club2Go. Fantastic and dedicated people who offer activities to young people in areas where there is little or no access to arts and sports during the holidays.
The young participants love the Posca pens that were kindly donated to us by them earlier this year
All the cardboard we use is recycled
In 2013 we were asked to facilitate two short workshops with young people engaged in National Citizens Service activities with the YMCA in the fantastic setting of Rossall School Fleetwood, during the summer break.
We created cardboard knights armor for the participants to add their own team designs to.