A group of our Year 7 students had the opportunity to work on an exciting and relevant arts project, ‘Nature in Danger’, a Rochdale Bubble Up event.
Funded by Curious Minds Bubble Up project and supported by Rochdale Council, it was a collaboration between Cartwheel Arts, Sky Light Circus and Jamboree Arts. Each partner delivered separate workshops but programmed them together to provide a variety of creative experiences and new skills leading to the production of a short video. Activities included printmaking to produce flags on an ocean theme, forest-based carnival costumes and plate decoration. Jamboree Arts provided workshops in stop motion animation, shadow puppetry and marionettes, all focusing on climate issues. With Skylight, the young people tried out tightrope, stilt walking and juggling, but also choreographed their flags and spun their decorated plates.
It was a great way for the group of students to work together to explore the issue through developing a variety of arts skills, as well as confidence, communication and social skills. So much was achieved: well done to them!
The students certainly enjoyed it, as well as developing their skills. Some of the comments from them:
“I enjoyed the workshops, making the tree and using the stilts to make us tall.”
“I talked to people from my school who I hadn’t spoken to before.”
“I liked the circus and the tree.”
“I enjoyed it because it was different to things I did before”
Congratulations to our students who took part: Marjorie, Lucy, Daud and Aya.