Our Lead Creative Schools Scheme projects have explored how our environment impacts the way we learn. For the first year, the practitioner focused on the outside area of the school, building mazes, dens, pathways and ultimately thinking up ‘islands’ to see how changes in our environment alter pupils response.
Pupils engaged in diverse, practical exploration and a constant dialogue of how they feel, move and concentrate as they learn. Staff and pupils are currently collaborating with Cardiff Met’s Interior Design Department, Craig Thomas and three students.
Lighting, scale, colour, and ‘zones’ are being explored and through a practical investigation of the classroom, the pupils are applying their maths which has been taught during the week, practically applying it to measure, scale and re-design the classroom.
Creative Agent: Lizzy Stonhold
Creative Practitioners: Year 1 - Greg White; Year 2 - Craig Thomas and interior design students at Cardiff Metropolitan University
29 learners from Years 4 and 5