Development and regeneration in Barking and Dagenham

Schooled in the arts

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 20 February 2018, 12:05 pm

A Bow-based arts charity is teaming up with eight primary schools in Barking and Dagenham to deliver a three-year programme of creative education projects.

Schools visiting Ice House Court in Barking. Image courtesy of Rob Harris

Professional artists, curators and designers from Bow Arts will work with teachers from Becontree, Five Elms, Gascoigne, Grafton, Henry Green, Southwood, Valence and William Bellamy primary schools, to encourage the approximately 6,500 primary pupils to learn creative skills, and to make and display their own work, with the potential to follow a career in the arts.

Martin Nicholson, headteacher at Grafton Primary School welcomed the project: "We firmly believe that the long commitment to working together will have an extremely positive impact on all our children.

"We are all really looking forward to starting the project - an amazing opportunity for all our children and the whole school community."

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