Schools in Residence Programme – June 2024

Updates from QUAD’s Schools in Residence programme



June update

27 June 2024

Updates from QUAD’s Schools in Residence programme:

The eagerly awaited silent film, Hugo by Year 4 at Pear Tree Community Junior School, is now available to watch online. Please show your support for all their hard work making this incredible short film.

In June, Year 5 students at Pear Tree Community Junior School embarked upon a new project in anticipation for Derby Peace Week 2024. Collaborating with a lantern-making artist from Surtal Arts, they are exploring what peace means to them whilst constructing willow doves that will be a part of the school’s Peace Procession next academic year. They have already created the willow base of their doves and are about to bring them to life in their next session by covering them in white tissue paper and putting lights inside the lanterns.

This month, students from Horizons 6th Form have worked hard to complete their Bronze Arts Awards, a national qualification that introduces young people to various art forms and arts leadership. Additionally, they have also started an exciting new project with digital artist John Whall, ENGAGE Marsh Award for Excellence in Visual Arts Engagement Winner 2023. Students have created kites and explored what ‘play’ meant to them through PlayDoh. Both their kite designs and PlayDoh scuptures were scanned into digital 3D which will be displayed as part of John’s upcoming exhibition PlayLAND and PlayLAB at QUAD this summer.

QUAD’s Schools in Residence Programme enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.

Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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