23rd June 2022
I was invited back to Segedunum to see Y4 of Denbigh Community School again where they saw the finished mobile in place in the gallery. They gasped when they saw it and enjoyed locating their work in the final artwork. They stood and stared for ages as the ‘stones’ rotated in the air currents - fantastic! It is quite soothing just watching the pieces move and change.
I spent most of the day evaluating the project - listening to the young people, teachers and then the parents / carers who came to the museum in the afternoon, and collecting written responses. Evaluation is really important as this is the opportunity to reflect on how well everything has worked. The overwhelming feeling by all the groups is that this has been an excellent project and the school would love to work with me and the Segedunum learning team again. The project has been remembered very clearly by the two Y4 classes who evidenced this with some super recall as they shared the project with their parents. They also demonstrated their new art skills to their parents, teaching them how to work with and emboss the metal foil. The parents and Y4 then made gold foil leaves and embossed them, evidencing good learning and intergenerational skill-sharing. The leaves will become part of an installation at The Sill later in the year when we celebrate the end of Frontier Voices.
I encouraged the families to visit the other sites along the Wall and see some of the other art projects and I hope they will do this. The wildling head pot sneaked into Segedunum to see what was going on today - another sharing of Frontier Voices between the venues.
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