Children & Water

‘Children and Water’ The Education Component in the Web of Water project

This section includes delivery of educational packages in schools and youth groups in Derby City and Derbyshire, which supports the furtherance of education or academic research.
The Web of Water project has three significant elements that respond to several broad educational inputs for school-children and young persons.
These are:
a) The appreciation of local heritage and cultural practices related to water, its use and conservation
b) the appreciation of Water, its life-empowering possibilities, its pollution and the environmental hazards
c) researching stories, myths and legends associated with water and wells, and transforming those narratives into evocative visual artworks

Participants will be encouraged to discover and research their local architectural and environmental (tangible) and cultural (intangible) heritage related to water, through accessing the materials available as well as in the school library or the Internet, highlighting various factual data to initiate a debate on the need for heritage conservation, the meaning of cultural/ritualistic practices, their importance, and the need to revive and celebrate them. Such discussions will, stir the young generation in wanting to know more about their own roots, helping them understand their relation to their immediate neighbourhoods, regions, countries.
The project breakdown is as follows:
• Work with different schools/youth groups from Feb 2014: delivering structured creative sessions, talks, presentations, demonstrations, activities for idea generation, exploration and research
• Young people, will create artworks on the theme in a range of mediums such as: graphic novels, paintings and drawings, photography, films. These sessions will be delivered by professional artists and session leaders
• Inter-school exhibitions in 2014: the outcomes from each of the educational creative sessions will be put together to form a larger exhibition, which will then be showcased and toured to every school participating. A celebration event at Artcore
• Some of the work produced by pupils will also then be selected to be exhibited across the East Midlands, in gallery and non-gallery venues, alongside professional artists as part of the larger project
• The legacy of the project will transcend the learning further via an online website and report, specially made for the project, which will incorporate every element of the project.

Our local communities are rich with cultural diversity, which includes people from a wide range of backgrounds, and community groups such as those who are hard-to-reach, new and emerging communities, BME groups, etc. Artcore is based in Normanton and Arboretum area, which are identified as having vast social difficulties, such as deprivation in income, employment, education, skills and training. Projects such as The Web of Water are focused on tackling these issues. Many of the young people in our local areas are from families who have limited access to these opportunities elsewhere, due to financial or cultural barriers, and therefore would benefit from a project such as this.

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The Web Of Water Big Show

As a part of the project, participants were encouraged to discover and research their local architectural and cultural heritage related to water, through accessing the materials available as well as in the school library or the Internet to initiate a debate on the need for heritage conservation. Such discussions encouraged…

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Youth Workshop with NCS Derby College

On 15th July 2014, Artcore, a host organisation for the visit of the NCS programme organised by Derby College. Around 25 young people visited Artcore and got an insight on how a Charity organisation operates. Young people got an opportunity to get involved in the Web of Water project, they…

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School Workshop at Seely Primary School

On the 3rd of July, as a part of The Web of Water project, Artcore delivered a workshop with year 1 and 2 pupils of Seely Primary School in Nottingham. The pupils were given a brief about the project, telling them some facts on water uses and misuses related to…

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Youth Workshop at Apna Madeley Centre

On 24th June 2014 Artcore delivered a workshop with young people at the Apna Madeley centre in Normanton, approximately 15 young people actively discussed issues related to water and they put their perspectives into their artworks in the form of paintings.

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School Workshop at City of Derby Academy

On the 13th of June, as a part of The Web of Water project, Artcore delivered a workshop with pupils of City Of Derby Academy School in Derby. The pupils were given a brief about the project, telling them some facts on water and explaining the medium of Graphic Novels…

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School Workshop at Sycamore Academy

On the 3rd of March, as a part of The Web of Water project, Artcore delivered a workshop with pupils of Sycamore Academy School in Nottingham. The pupils were given a brief about the project, telling them some facts on water and explaining the medium of Graphic Novels – the…

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School Workshop at Village Primary

On the 2nd of May, as a part of The Web of Water project, Artcore delievered a workshop with pupils of Village Primary School in Derby. The pupils were given a brief about the project, telling them some facts on water and explaining the medium of Graphic Novels – the…

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School Workshop at Derby Moor Community Sports College

On Friday the 4th April, Artcore delivered a workshop at Derby Moor Community Sports College to get year 7’s and 8’s involved with our Web of Water Project. Thirteen kids were hand-picked by the teachers to join us and come up with a water related idea about the use and…

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Youth Workshop with NCS Derby College

On the 23rd of April, a group of 15 young adults from Derby College took part in a research and Find a Fact session as a part of the Web of Water project. As a part of their NCS visit, the young people got a tour of the building and…

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World Water Day Celebrations, Art Exhibitions & Artcore AGM

Artcore would like to give a big thank you to all who came to the event on Saturday 22nd, and for being part of the celebrations towards the World Water Day. Thank you Artcore trustees, Staff, Volunteers and members for their continued support. A successful start with Artcore AGM was…

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