At Charlton Lakes with Harrow Way Community School

Our second session with the Year 8 Art & Photography students from Harrow Way, saw us walking to the nearby Charlton Lakes, and basing ourselves around a group of young Ash trees. Before leaving school we had recapped on the student’s ideas from the previous session, showing them how we had taken these into accountContinue reading “At Charlton Lakes with Harrow Way Community School”

Teacher’s INSET: Art and Outdoor Learning

A couple of weeks ago, all the teachers from the 5 schools, plus Andover Trees United and CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) staff, were invited along to the CAS Chapel in Andover for an INSET (professional development/sharing) afternoon. We wanted to make sure that everyone understood the thinking behind the project, had met the other projectContinue reading “Teacher’s INSET: Art and Outdoor Learning”

Starting Out at Vernham Dean

This morning was the first Ash Tree Stream session at Vernham Dean Gillum’s Primary School at Vernham Dean, a village about 9 miles north of Andover. The content of this first session was similar to that at Harrow Way last week. I want to offer the schools the same general starting point and then theContinue reading “Starting Out at Vernham Dean”

Day One at Harrow Way Community School

“Do you know what I’m going to do when I get home? I’m walking my dog and doing this – I’ll let my dog walk on my page and make footprints!” Today we ran the first session of this year-long project, with Year 8 children from Harrow Way Community School, introducing them to ways ofContinue reading “Day One at Harrow Way Community School”

Introducing Ash Tree Stream

Ash Tree Stream is a one-year visual arts project, led by artist James Aldridge, in partnership with Andover Trees United, CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) and five schools in the Andover area: Andover Church of England Primary School Appleshaw St Peters Primary School Harrow Way Community School (Secondary) Portway Junior School Vernham Dean Gillum’s Church ofContinue reading “Introducing Ash Tree Stream”