Last week I was pleased to be at the celebration event for the MAGPIE (Museums and Galleries Partnerships in Education) programme show where we had an exhibit. The sketchboxes and animations made in our project with Year 7 and 8 English and Art students from Chorlton High School and Newall Green High School with artists Naomi Kendrick and Matt George made intriguing viewing. The students had investigated how objects can communicate ideas – and they’d developed their speaking and listening skills to boot!
There was also fantastic work made by many primary schools from all around Manchester. These primary schools had been working with museums and galleries to develop their reading and writing (as well as speaking and listening) skills. I was lucky enough to speak to a number of lovely primary school pupils who told me all about their projects. I also read some wonderful pieces of writing in sketch books, in art work and in formal presentations.
To find out more about the sketchbox project or other Secondary School art programming at Manchester Museum check our the enquiremanchester blog.