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The Playground Project

On Tuesday 17th January a group of 15 year 8 and 9 students took part in the playground project. The project was run in collaboration by Bow Arts (primarily Bow Arts artist Poppy Green and Education Projects Manager, Lydia Ashman) and artist group TAAT, who consist of artist Gert-Jan Satm and architect Berg Horemanns. The aim of the project is to investigate the relationship between playing and learning and in developing collaborative rather than hierarchical relationships.

Students, artists and teachers all worked together to experiment with and to build a large interactive sculpture from interlocking shapes called the Toolkit. The shapes came with instructions and interventions to help guide the construction.

The workshop was very successful, and all participants feedback very positive. The project itself is a pilot and we very much look forward to seeing how the concept develops and how we may be involved again in the future.

Ruwaydah Uddin 9S: “I enjoyed the project because it was challenging. Everyone had lots ideas and opinions that were incorporated.”

Bhakti Patel 9H: “I really enjoyed the session. This was because it was really nice working with people I didn’t know…we worked together to create structures and I learnt we can develop our ideas to make it better”.