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Creative Saturday School

The Creative Saturday School is run in partnership with the Southwark Community Education Charity (SCEC) which is a registered charity operating four schemes for state primary school pupils. This year we are hosting a new Creative Scheme as well as an existing Science Scheme for Year 5 pupils.

On the Creative Scheme we are committed to expanding creative aspirations having delivered a successful pilot in 2019/20. The creative scheme offers up to 15 pupils the opportunity to undertake creative processes in specialist studios in ceramics, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, painting, design technology, mixed media as well as gallery visits and 'meet the artist' Q&As. The aim is to introduce pupils to some core creative processes, concepts and experimental investigations.

The sessions are very hands-on (printmaking on the press and throwing clay on the potter's wheel are a favourite!) and are taught by art and DT teachers from Dulwich College, with older students from the College on hand to act as mentors and extra helpers. It is hoped that pupils will also have the chance to make friends with children from other schools and to develop their confidence before they prepare for secondary transfer in Year 6.

We provide a co-ordinator who administers all four schemes; a fully trained member of staff to oversee the programme every Saturday morning; specialist art teachers to deliver the sessions, facilities, equipment and refreshments. Volunteer mentors from Years 12 and 13 at Dulwich College and Sydenham High.

To find out more contact:

Laura Balzanella

Schemes Co-ordinator

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