Swaffham Community Centre

We visited Swaffham Community Centre on a very snowy and icy day just before Christmas.  The planned trip to the forest was replaced by a visit to the local churchyard instead. Here the pupils were able to make connections between the PNG objects they had looked at in the morning and the carvings and inscriptions on gravestones - related patterns could be observed, and there was some discussion about ancestry.  Art activities included white line drawing on acetate to create patterned interpretations of objects from the Sainsbury Collection, and making supporting structures for eggs.

This was about encouraging a small group of referred pupils to develop constructive relationships with adults, and between themselves, by engaging with the culture of the countryside theme. The initial idea was to take the group on a trip to local woods, but severe weather conditions forced a change of plan. Nevertheless, the idea of taking a walk outside and behaving responsibly in public areas was crucial to the success of the day, as well as finding art activities that engaged the pupils' interest and allowed them to make meaningful connections with the objects from the museum.

 

White line drawing on acetate

We visited Swaffham Community Centre on a very snowy and icy day just before Christmas.  The planned trip to the forest had to be cancelled because of the weather, so we visited the local churchyard instead.

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