Art Trail and Pop-Up Drama

Under the creative direction of Lloyd Warbey – the presenter of children’s TV show Art Attack – and Oakfields’ own Art Coordinator, Elaine Finch, who each helped piece the artwork together, the whole school took part in creating an art trail in the woods using recycled items during the course of a week.  From plastic coke bottles and napkins to table cloths and wine corks, the children had been collecting all sorts to build the trail set amidst the school grounds, Harwood Hall.  Mrs Ciftci said “It was a joy to record the daily progress made by the children once the project got under way.  Probably the most rewarding element for all concerned was the ownership given to the children for this project.”  The art space will be used by the school throughout the year for reading, drama and other outdoor activities.

Lloyd later returned to Oakfields and brought Pop-Up Drama, a theatre workshop company, with him to co-write and orchestrate a play with Year 6 pupils celebrating the school’s values, including passion, discipline and curiosity.  The play was performed under the gazebo se t up in the woods.  Lloyds parting words were: “It was such a great week, fantastic school and children with the most amazing parents who all got totally stuck in to help.”