Arts Volunteering volunteers give grants to arts projects in their local community. In a time of cuts and changes to the national curriculum, this has never been more important to support access to the arts. Working with schools, community and youth groups, Arts Volunteers support a wide range of projects. They are passionate about the benefits that creativity and arts education can bring to the local area.
WHALLEY Church of England PRIMARY SCHOOL grant funding
The project that we part funded at Whalley C 0F E Primary school was very successful. Alex Markham led the event, the school held an arts week, culminating in an exhibition of all the work. The younger children had a trip to the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, the first time many of them had ever visited.
ART4ALL provide art lessons for disadvantaged adults who may have special education needs too. All lessons are provided free of charge.
They meet weekly at the Salvation Army in Clitheroe, Ribble & Craven Arts Society were delighted to grant funds to this worthwhile cause. “We had a great meeting with the art group and we were lucky to arrive at their Christmas party. Such a brilliant experience!” Glenda Lees, Ribble & Craven Arts Volunteering representative. ARTS4ALL was started in 2019 by Frank Freeman Ruddock, we were pleased to be able to donate £250 to this delightful group
St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy
St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy at Newchurch received funding for a Willow Project.
This enabled the pupils to learn to create objects using willow. The willow artist who worked with them also constructed a growing willow dome over a small area of the playground, this was designated as a ‘Peace Place’ where children can sit and be away from the hustle and bustle of the school day.
The headteacher Pauline Nightingale has sent profound thanks to the Society for making possible this inspiring experience for the children of St Mary’s.
We look forward to seeing how the live willow progresses over the years.
Below are some of their creations:
St Wulstons RC Primary School 2019
Whalley C of E School 2019
Brookside Primary School, Clitheroe
POTTERY PROJECT 2016
A grant received from Ribble and Craven Young Arts allowed pupils from Year 3, aged 7 and 8, from Brookside Primary School, Clitheroe, to take part in a Pottery Project supporting their work on ‘Civilizations’.
- Pupils researched both ancient Egyptian and Greek Civilizations. Tuition from potter Julie Miles
- Pupils planned and sketched their designs, they were taught how to handle the clay and the tools
- Egyptian Canopic Jar heads were created, wonderful designs emerged
- A lot of concentration was needed. Thumb pots which were used as a base to build Greek urns and vases
The grant also provided for all school staff to receive a training session on using clay and the school kiln to support work across the curriculum and ensure future sustainability
The project was well received by pupils, staff and parents
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