We have started our Carer's Breaks workshops at the Arboretum Park. We had a nice afternoon, chatting and making paper. We are looking forward to our next workshop tomorrow - Batik painting at Chaddesden Fire Station Community Room.
Olympic Banners in Darley Park We worked with 13 schools to create Olympic figure banners that were displayed in Darley Park. Thank you to all the schools involved. Derby Moor, West Park, Landau Forte, Merrill, Arboretum, Reigate, Bemrose, Gayton, Village, St James Federation, Murray Park, Lakeside, and Alvaston Juniors. Here are a selection below.
Olympic Sculptures in the Orangery
Q. How do you transport 6 life sized Olympic "athletes"? A. In a Berlingo of course.
Olympic Figures in the Arboretum Park On Friday we went to St. James Primary and managed to persuade all 6 Olympic figures to get in the back of Jenny's car for a short trip along to the Orangery on the Arboretum Park. It was a very hot afternoon as we cleared the space for them and put them in an elevated place in front of the windows for all the park users to see.It is a well timed display for the start of the Olympics and the school holidays. They have caused a lot of interest and debate amongst the passers by.
In the last few weeks we completed an epic project working with every child in the St James Federation of schools. We made 6 x Yr 5 sized Olympian figures depicting sports suggested by the children. We had a terrific time and the children worked very hard. It felt very strange not turning up at the school on the Monday morning. Here are 2 of the figures........and no none of the children are inside.
All 275 children and the teachers from Allenton Primary School walked all the way to Merrill College yesterday afternoon, taking part in the Community Torch Relay. We rushed across town to see them arriving at Merrill College where they were greeted by a corridor of mini torches into the school.
It was very exciting and we were so pleased to have been there.
We wish we had seen this sight below when they were all standing on the Spider Island bridge. Photograph source on twitter #communitytorchrelay@DerbyCitySSP
Have a look at the photo gallery of our torch making workshops at the Silk Mill Museum.
We worked with 28 schools, 267 young people and 49 teaching staff. Phew!!
We also delivered 5 more torch workshops directly in schools and worked on 4 park events to make mini torches.
Click on the link below.