Lead Creative School Scheme
As part of the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative School Scheme, this year I am working with Bishop Gore School, Swansea.
Targeting more able and talented Year 9 pupils, I have designed a project to develop their literacy skills through STEM activities.
The project was launched this week with a visit to Dyson Headquarters in Malmesbury. Led by Wilkinson Eyre architect, Yasmin Al-Ani Spence, the pupils had a site tour and were introduced to a live brief.
Alongside RWCMD design graduates, Sebastian Noel and Bethany Seddon, the pupils will work in teams to design a Learning Pod ... an informal space where they can work in small groups.
Over the next few months they will research ideas, explore a range of materials and develop a series of 3D models and technical drawings in response.
In March they will pitch their design ideas to a panel made up of school representatives, Yasmin Al-Ani Spence and international construction company, ISG. The panel will select the most innovative Learning Pod, and ISG will oversee the construction of the building in the school grounds.
It’s early days, but we’re all looking forward to this project developing.