Children from seven schools in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, raised the roof on 15th July for a Celebration of the first year of our groundbreaking schools partnership.
Through the Bow Arts E1 Partnership, artists from Bow Arts have delivered projects in each school over the past year, from a mural inspired by the Rio Olympics at Hague Primary and a series of sculptures based on the solar system at Osmani Primary, to Sci-Fi themed costumes for Thomas Buxton Primary’s school carnival and a series of skills-based Masterclasses at Swanlea Secondary School.
15 children from each school came together at Swanlea School for the event, which featured an exhibition of the artwork created by children over the year, alongside creative workshops for students to share their new-found skills. The children then took part in an art trail around the exhibition with their parents and families, answering a questionnaire about the artwork in order to receive a free art pack.
Head of Education and Learning at Bow Arts, Rob Smith said:
We have a duty to provide children and young people with a high quality creative education, or risk denying them a future within London’s thriving Creative Industries. Our partnership with the E1 Schools is tackling this challenge head on, bringing together children, our professional artists and teachers to fight for the place of creativity in education.
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