Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Celebrating Multiculturalism at The Wey Valley School and Sports College

Back in June we were invited to lead two days of drop-in workshops at The Wey Valley School and Sports College in Weymouth, as part of an event devised and managed by their Head of Art Dan Emery, celebrating multiculturalism in Weymouth and Portland. We've worked with Wey Valley on numerous occasions, and the students there always come up with amazingly creative work, but this time we were working with groups visiting from other schools and organisations, so we had to devise a workshop that could offer instant rewards, as well as a more in-depth experience, across a broad range of ages. The event embraced the seven Olympic values of Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality.

During the two days we created origami Olympic sailing boats, which became part of a 'Beach Hut' installation and 'starred' in our animations, complete with wishes for our futures...

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