I've got some catching up to do on this dusty old blog, so its out with the besom to clear away them cobwebs...
I've had a brilliant summer! And before the children packed away their satchels for the school holidays , we started a new build at a school in derby at Griffefield primary.
The brief was to create an outdoor performance area, a theater of sorts for the children to bring out their inner thespian.
The design is based on a sunflower, the petals forming a boundary and giving a feel of enclosure. We installed hard-wearing oak benches throughout to seat a couple of classes.
A gateway of honey bees and foliage invites the children, performers and audience into the space.
The whole school (400+!) helped to weave the petals, each class created a 3D sunflower seed on a stick and a seed hat!
The children will keep them in their classrooms and carry the seeds to and from the space as its used, like a permanent cycle of seed dispersal, which I'm all for.
Thank you to Emma Smith of Griffefield for support/Tea and cakes, also Frazer Johnston, Andy Cowling and Pete Z.
All These cards are hand drawn Thank-yous. Beautiful illustrations and messages from some of the children that took part, attached to a willow Ball!