The school has recently been involved in the ‘My Place, Our Place’ art project which is jointly funded by the Architecture Centre and 5x5x5=creativity (an independent arts-based action research organisation with charitable status). Artists has been working with children at two local nursery schools (Ilminster Avenue and St Philip’s/Cashmore) over the last few months exploring their interpretation of My Place, Our Place through various media.
Firstly, Kirsty (the artist) supplied the children with open-ended resources to explore. We noticed that they were interested in connecting, enclosing, making their own spaces and transporting. Following their interests, we have focused on mapping the garden. The children are using the map to select resources and using the resources in their chosen way.