At Eastnor we are always thinking of new ways to inspire children and to enrich their learning.
This academic year, the children will be taking part in some exciting projects which you can find out more about here.
It is through partnerships like these that the children get to experience innovative projects that make learning exciting, meaningful and memorable.
A Project with the Arts Society
Art is a very important part of Eastnor School and this year we will have the chance to work with The Arts Society. What a wonderful opportunity.
As part of the curriculum it is critical we plan for ways for children ’To know more, remember more’ and we have been thinking for some time that we would like to have a permanent timeline at school that would show lots of history- local and further afield. The children have already collated a list in chronological order of what will be included, and some key things for Eastnor, Ledbury and Malvern.
We have been very privileged to meet with Tracey Spiers who certainly is helping our vision. She has worked on lots of similar projects and is so talented at bringing History alive for childrren. When we met, we discussed using two characters that will weave their way through the timeline to bring it to life.
During September, the children will be working with Tracey to create the characters and they then will plan what they will be doing. This will encourage them to think about what they would like on the timeline, making links to their prior and current learning in school. This will lead into each class concentrating on one part of the timeline each. This will be shown with art work and the use of QR codes that take you to facts, films and quizzes on a large PVC banner that will be displayed permanently in school.
This is such exciting project which will evolve and take on its own identity as we work together with Tracey, Libby and the children. This is such a great opportunity to represent History in Art, in a fun and engaging way at Eastnor School.
Designing and building a Garden for the RHS Show
Later in the year we will be entering a school garden into the RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show. This is an ambitious, and truly inspiring project which involves far more than gardening! It links to every area of the national, and school, curriculums. The children will be developing plans and designs; they will give presentations to local businesses and will be filming and singing too. We can’t wait to share our journey and to showcase photos of the final garden.
School has also created some wonderful partnerships with Chloe Garner, director of the Ledbury Poetry Festival, Rachel Lambert, Heritage and Volunteer Co-ordinator at the Masters House Ledbury, David Maddison, Head Gardener at Hellen’s House in Much Marcle, and the Education team at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford.