Worthing School and College Network
Photoworks has been working with Culture Shift and Worthing College to support a new arts and culture network for schools and colleges.
Funded by Artswork, the network has been set up to test models for partnership between schools, colleges and arts and cultural organisations, with a view to sharing innovative practice and exploring the potential for an ongoing network in the area.
Schools and arts and cultural organisations first came together in January to audit existing activity in the area and to explore opportunities for partnership. Schools identified a cultural partner to develop a new area of work, and each partnership had a small amount of funding to test out new ideas. All activity was delivered between March and June 2016. A number of schools built Arts Award into their delivery and all have signed to applying for Artsmark.
Photoworks has worked together with Bramber Primary and Worthing College on photography; making links with Brighton Festival events and developing skills in the primary setting, with sixth-form college students working in primary classes, with support and overview from artist Annis Joslin.
Davison High School worked With Worthing Museum and Art Gallery to use the collections to devise short dramatic pieces based on women’s lives in the 1940s. Chatsmore Catholic High School worked with Creative Waves to develop a piece of public art based on the Battle of Boar’s Head, known also as the Day that Sussex Died. This involved students working with their feeder primaries.Worthing High School worked with Always Possible to develop knowledge and skills in technical theatre through bringing in an industry professional to work with GCSE students and the drama teacher.
Culture Shift’s role has been to support the group to develop plans, review activity and share learning with others.
A dissemination event, and first network meeting, is planned at Worthing College for Monday 11 July 4.00-6.00pm.
Anyone interested in arts and cultural education is welcome to attend. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org