Ysgol Pendalar are a special school in Caernarfon who, in collaboration with theatre company Cwmni’r Frân Wen, sought to develop an artistic installation on the school grounds in celebration of being on the site for 10 years. The installation comprised of visual art, sound, music and fi lm made by pupils in order to create a multi-sensory environment.
Project partners: Mirain Fllur, Mari Morgan
38 learners from KS4
‘Throughout the project, the artists gave so much attention to pupils who appreciate work in a sensory way. A type of sensory memory was created for activities in the art class. It has been possible to refl ect this very eff ectively in the exhibition space also. Pupils were being inspired all the time to develop skills to express their feelings.’
This expressive arts project engaged pupils in workshops, which encouraged creative expression, increased confi dence and dealing with challenging themes. The resulting relationship between Cwmni’r Frân Wen and the school has led to a number of possibilities for future collaborative arts projects. The company have indicated that they are deploying an innovative new scheme that off ers opportunities for the development of young artists with disabilities which is directly based on the success of this project.
‘The pupils have truly enjoyed this, increasing their confi dence in diff erent creative aspects. The project left a very special impression on my class. It was an excellent project which has created an impression on the pupils and staff . I hope to be able to incorporate some aspects of the creative learning taught me every day in the classroom.’