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Our Darkness and Light Animation

In the last few weeks The Children’s Art School has worked with 330 children in  5 schools across Kirklees to create an animation around the theme of Darkness and Light. Four primary schools (Marsden I and N School, Birkby Junior School, Hillside Primary School and Holmfirth JI and N School)  initially developed ideas through poetry …

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Into the Woods – Kirklees Primary Curriculum Art Day Network Meeting

A practical and engaging approach to promoting high quality Art education in the primary school. Friday 5thOctober   9.15 -15:30 Meltham CE Primary School, Holmfirth Road, HD9 4DA This Curriculum Art day for primary teachers offers a hands- on practical session exploring, printing, painting and sculpture in the Art curriculum.  A day to learn first-hand : planning …

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Lovely imagery in poems from pupils at Holmfirth Junior School working with poet Louise Fazackerley

Poet Louise Fazackerley continues her work with schools as part of Our Biennale’s Our Darkness and Light Animation, helping pupils create poems about their areas, with beautiful results… Nabb is… By Year 4 …a bag full of apples Seeds that grow into trees like generations returning Nabb is pizza and pasta and pancakes Packed with …

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Huddersfield New College students work with artist Zoe Robertson to create wearable art

It was a real pleasure working with foundation art and design and dance students at Huddersfield New College as part of the Our Biennale programme. It was exciting to work with these talented students whose dedication and determination to create work for the project really impressed me. They were challenged to experiment with ideas and …

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Poet Louise Fazackerley shares her experience of working with schools for Our Darkness and Light Animation

Poetry Is What? Poetry breaks rules and makes rules.  It’s very exciting to go into schools and share with children my passion for sound play, imagery and for ‘keeping it real.’  Why should we just write about hills and mills when we can write about ‘Fortnite’ and the Co-op too? So for the Biennale I …

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Gomersal Primary Arts Council going to Westminster

Gomersal Primary School Pupils Speak Up for the Arts in Parliament

Gomersal Primary School, Kirklees established a pupil led Arts Council, which, together with a commitment from the whole staff and governing body has transformed the school. In March of this year, pupils from Gomersal Primary School went to Parliament to voice their thoughts about the role of the Arts in education. They spoke at an …

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But just remember in the darkest room, you know the light stands out

Our Biennale’s amazingly talented Young Ambassador, 15 year old Adam Martin,  wrote a song especially for our festival based on its theme, Darkness and Light. He performed it at the launch and has given us the full, wonderful lyrics. Thank you Adam. What do you see when you look into the sky?, I see no …

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Beautiful Poems from Hillside Primary School

Year 5 pupils from Hillside Primary School are the first to work with poet Louise Fazackerley on Our Darkness and Light Animation creating poems about their area. The results are wonderful and we couldn’t wait to share them: Poem 1 Newsham has crops of shops. An antique  village smelling of chippies and curries, making me hungry …

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The Full Welcome Message from Tom Watson for the Biennale Launch

Our Biennale Launch Welcome Message from Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary: “Arts education in our schools is under threat as never before with creativity being stripped from the curriculum. There is a severe danger that music, dance, and the arts will soon be the preserve of the rich. But every child, no matter what their …

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