The C.P. project that I ran in this school, was also run as a parallel project in another local school. The subject matter was the same, the Victorians and Human Rights, but this school also wanted to focus on the links to India and the Cotton Mills, so we also looked at Indian textiles and sewing techniques.
The children also decided that they wanted to produce one large wall- hanging (click on the images to enlarge).
The techniques they chose to work with were fabric painting, collage and hand-stitch.
I also got the opportunity to work with the teacher on a one-to-one basis, giving her the confidence to hopefully continue using new textile techniques and to share them with other staff in the school.
The children made sketchbooks to document the project and reflect on what they had done.
Both schools then visited each other to share their work, and it will also be going on display in an exhibition at The Lowry, Manchester.
I loved being a part of both these projects and felt like I learnt so much along the way – it was great to work with such fantastic, collaborative staff and pupils.