Round House Primary Academy is our third Fantastical Cambridgeshire school partner. This is the Fantastical Map that we created together. Below it is one of our favourite images by photographer Maciek Platek of the community day and also a short film made with his drone.
Filipa Pereira-Stubbs and Sally Todd worked as the artists in residence at the school during the spring of 2017. Starting with Year Three but later involving the whole school, children were creatively adventuring – investigating and discovering all sorts of extraordinary adventures in and around Love’s Farm. Before the residency started CCI had a chance to get to know all the staff through a creative session run by Sally and Filipa.
Through Wild Exchanges we have also been introducing some of the children’s ideas and discoveries into the working worlds of adult professionals in many walks of life - as inspiration for new work and prompts to remember where their own fascinations began.
Our work has concluded with a new community project - artist Helen Stratford worked with the residents of Love’s Farm to produce the first ever Fantastical Community Day on Love’s Farm estate. Over a 24 hour period on the 30 June and 1 July, the whole community were invited to share their own discoveries and help to create a fantastical map of the estate.
Elena Arévalo Melville worked with all these strands of discovery and creative expression to develop the Fantastical Map of the local area –as a legacy of the project and an invitation for everyone to keep exploring.