April 25, 2016

Schools

All of our workshops are bespoke and specifically designed for the groups involved, rather than delivering off the shelf workshops that have been delivered elsewhere. This allows us to respond individually to your school, students and curriculum needs through the work of our ever expanding network of artists. National and international artists at the cutting edge of arts practice engage with us because of our reputation in contemporary art; we bring those artists to your young people so that they experience learning in a unique way.

We specialise in delivering Art + The Outdoors, as well as bringing together two distinct parts of the curriculum, Art + Technology. We also have a select pool of Associate Educators – experienced artists who more regularly deliver our education programme.

Our workshops can take place in school, on location, or at our idyllic Sudborough Green Lodge site consisting of a remote cottage in the middle of a wildflower meadow in Fermyn Woods.

We don’t charge per student, but instead have a fixed fee for a one off workshop, or for a series of workshops. This can be a more economical way of delivering workshops without having to dilute the quality. We risk assess all activity and have our own Safeguarding Policy, to stand alongside and support those your school already have in place.

We were the first arts organisation in the East Midlands to become an Arts Award Supporter, which means we can help you deliver Arts Award and Arts Mark activity.

“Unlike so many arts workshops this was pitched at exactly the right level. A lovely day and fantastic value for money”
Great Addington Primary School

Look here for inspiring examples of our past work with schools to explore the variety of the work that we can deliver.

We can also work in partnership with your school to source additional funding to deliver largescale and  ambitious projects, such as our Space Programme project where students worked with sculptor Clare Abbatt and near space photographer Chris Hillcox in a project that culminated in launching their sculptures 90,000ft to the edge of the earth’s atmosphere – literally expanding their horizons in a Northamptonshire first!

For more information or to discuss how we can work with your school, please contact Abbie Canning via abbie@fermynwoods.org or call the office on +44 (0)1832 731257.