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Creative Saturday School

Our Creative Saturday School is run in partnership with the Southwark Community Education Charity (SCEC) a registered charity operating four schemes for state primary school pupils across the three Dulwich Foundation Schools. We host two of the schemes for 65 Year 5 pupils: the Science Scheme and, new in 2022, our Creative Scheme.

Our Aims

Overall our aim is to introduce pupils to some core creative processes, concepts and experimental investigations. We are committed to expanding creative aspirations for up to 15 pupils with the opportunity to undertake processes in specialist studios in ceramics, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, painting, design technology, and mixed media. In addition, pupils are offered gallery visits and 'meet the artist' Q&As.

The sessions are very hands-on (printmaking on the press and throwing clay on the potter's wheel are favourites 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.

Participating Primary Schools

  • Pilgrims' Way School
  • Holy Trinity Primary 
  • Bellenden Primary
  • Dog Kennel Hill Primary
  • Holy Trinity CE Primary 
  • Streatham Wells Primary 
  • Dulwich Wood Primary
  • St Jude's CE Primary

Our Support

In addition to organising volunteer mentors, 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.

Saturday School clay workshop

To find out more contact:

Anita Arthur

Schemes Co-ordinator (maternity cover)

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