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NLC Spinning Tales
This year we have been delighted to be part of North Lanarkshire Council’s Creative Learning Network Project- Spinning Tales. What a fantastic and busy few months have been.
The Spinning Tales Project was designed to carve a path of creative opportunity for a wide demographic, by providing stimulating, high quality cultural and artistic experiences. As part of this project workshops were delivered in nurseries and primary schools across the Local Authority as well as adults living in residential care, there were also events for families and young people, all of which were designed to enable people across North Lanarkshire to access creative learning.
The project harnessed imaginative thinking and increased the levels of creativity skills being used confidently by learners. Here’s what was involved:
Nursery School Sessions
10 individual nursery workshops were delivered across 5 nurseries in the Local Authority providing access to a creative learning experience for a total 381 participating children and 22 members of staff.
Each workshop was 60 minutes long and immersed children in imaginative worlds where they could play and discover. Through sensory interaction children met characters, solved problems and had lots and lots of fun!
“It was magical for children” Member of staff
“The best I have seen in a long time” Member of staff
“The session was amazing and at the children’s level” Member of staff
Primary School Sessions
The primary strand of this project engaged 186 primary 5 pupils and 9 members of staff in an interactive, interdisciplinary learning experience.
5 Primary Schools across the Local Authority had the opportunity to participate in this bespoke 2 day project which allowed students to experiment across art forms, think collectively, as well as independently, and engage in an exciting and fulfilling experience. Pupils addressed the four capacities of the CfE as they worked towards the shared outcome of an informal performance of the work they created. The project was an active, unique experience centred on creativity.
“All children were thought of as individuals and their needs met” Member of staff
“This project exceeded my expectations!” Member of staff
“Excellent and age appropriate” Member of staff
Volunteering Matters Sessions
Participants were led through a 4 week programme of drama and creative arts. They drew upon themes from well-known fairy tales work to create a short performance installation piece.
Tenants of North Lanarkshire Council Sheltered Accommodation tried their hand at felt making…