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I regularly work in schools, both primary and secondary. I have extensive experience of working with early years groups and primary schools and with special schools throughout the country. Many other projects detailed throughout this website have incorporated residencies with schools and I have also run numerous one-off sessions in many different schools across the UK.
As well as my long-term residency with Dunkirk Primary School, projects with schools projects have included:
Vista residency, Leicester, April – July 2016, working with drama practitioners Parmjit Sagoo and Trina Haldar to photograph and film the children’s work with puppets as they explore issues around eyesight.
Mashi Theatre residency, Leicester, work documenting school groups as they explore issues around the story of the Tin Forest. http://mashi-theatre.co.uk/
2015 and 2016 – residency with Kirk Hallam Pupil Referral Unit to explore forest school and outdoor creative approaches to learning, working with Key Stage 2 pupils and training staff. Part of a Derbyshire County Council project looking at ways to creatively work with children with attachment issues.
2014 and 2015 – work with all pupils and staff at Cottmanhay Infants, Derbyshire, creating textile banners, clay tiles and running staff training sessions looking at outdoor education.
2007 – ongoing: residency with all year groups at Dunkirk Primary and Nursery School, Nottingham.
2008 – July 2011: residency with key stage 1 and 2 pupils at Highbank Primary and nursery school, Clifton, Nottingham, as part of Creative Partnerships Change School programme.
2009 – 2011: residency at Welbeck Primary and Nursery school, Nottingham, collaborating with artist Usha Mahenthiralingam, dancer Jenny Edwards and drama worker Sally Betteridge.
2009: residency with key stage 1 and 2 pupils at Intake Farm primary and nursery school, Mansfield, Notts, collaboratin with dancer
Lucy Killingley, as part of Creative Partnerships Change School programme.
2008 residency with Henry Whipple primary school, Creative Partnerships Nottingham.
2008 – 2010 residency with Greenfields Community School, Nottingham, as part of Global Citizenship project with Creative Partnerships, Nottingham.
2008: Work with key stage 1 pupils as part of HEROW action Research
group, Creative Partnerships Nottingham. Rosslyn Park, Hayden and Heathfield Primary schools.
2008: residency with year 2 pupils at Carsic primary school, part of Wordplay project with Creative Partnerships BAM .
2007: Residency with Huntingdon Primary School, Creative Partnerships Nottingham. Working with year 4 and foundation stage.
2000 - 2008: residency with Orston Primary School, Nottinghamshire.
2006: working with composer Duncan Chapman and schools in Shropshire and Devon to create work as part of Darwin’s Dream, a musical theatre production.
2005: working with artist Katy Doncaster and 7 schools and community
groups to create floating lanterns / processional decorations for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Broxtowe and at the Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham.
2005: “Africa Yethu”, a project with the BBC Philharmonic and the
Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Working with a team of musicians, poets, dancers and artists and with schools across Manchester and Cheshire; creating large scale masks for a festival.
2004: work with St Anns Well School to create sea creatures for an
installation in the Wallner Gallery at the Lakeside.
2003 - 2004: residency with Lenton Primary School, Creative Partnerships, Nottingham.
2003 / 2004: part of a team of artists working on the Heaven Above, Earth Below project in Manchester with the BBC Philharmonic and the Bridgewater Hall. A documentary about the project was also created for the BBC.
2004: work with primary schools in Broxtowe Borough to create a series of banners as town centre decorations.
2002: Residency with the BBC Philharmonic and composer Steve Berry in Temple Bank school for the blind, Bradford, creating sound / texture environments.