2009: Making connections

For this four-day summer workshop, landscape was a central theme, around which discussions could be had about how different peoples connect with one another and make transitions from one place to another. This applied to all the pupils attending the workshop, whether they were in the last year of primary school about to make the transition to high school, or in Year 9 at the high school about to commence their two-year GCSEs. It was also about group cohesion, and we did indeed see an enormous change in the group from the first day, where there were tensions and general lack of cooperation, to the last day, where there was a strong sense of everyone pulling together and helping one another towards common goals.