Schools & Community
Future Plants: Lead Creative Schools Practitioner 2018/19
I was chosen to be one of the Lead Creative Schools Practitioners is 2018, and spent the school year working with year 7 Pupils on a project that started with Darwins journey and sketchbooks, moving on to consider evolution; climate change; pollution; adaptation; biodiversity; plant attributes and environmental extremes.
After our exploration we imagined a future Earth and how it may have affected plant evolution, we then designed our own 'Future Plants', made small scale sculptures of each and built 3 large scale sculptural representations of the ideas generated.
The students were able to have a go at each step of the build: they learned to weld, grind & cut steel, work with wire, then sculpr with plaster and fabric.
Once the pieces were finished, They were places in a courtyard of the school, painted and planted up with plants, or filled with litter collected from the school grouds: depending on the imagined adaptations of the plants.