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Imagineering with Knollmead Primary School and Ursuline High School

In the vein of Disney & Pixar think tanks, this ground-breaking project inspires and develops the confidence and imaginative creativity of children from Knollmead Primary School through immersive storytelling in word and image. Fortnightly, King's and Ursuline pupils mentor Year 5 pupils and support their talents in memory, storytelling, drawing, and writing. On alternate weeks, the older pupils learn from experts in these areas and are given time and space to design their sessions collaboratively  and help shape the project’s direction and development.

 

Aims

To be a work experience opportunity for aspiring practitioners in the creative industries. 

To inspire and develop the confidence and imaginative creativity of children from Knollmead Primary School through immersive storytelling in word and image.

 

Resources

Three specialist teachers from King's. An art teacher from Ursuline High School. 

Art facilities. 

Impact

A baseline questionnaire was carried out and this will be followed by a subsequent one to measure the impact of the project. It is anticipated that the project will improve the creative writing skills of the primary school children and the leadership skills of the sixth formers. 

Pupil Involvement

Sixth form pupils from King's and Ursuline

Year 5 pupils from Knollmead Primary School

Frequency

Weekly on Friday afternoons.