“The residency at Cowbit St. Mary’s is an example of how a project can grow once a collaboration between a school and an artist begins. The initial brief was to design a community garden with the children which would be open to the whole community, and later included work with two neighbouring primary schools through additional funding and a Creative Action Research project into the measurable benefits of a creative curriculum on attainment of pupils with special educational needs. We took the children to a sculpture park, we designed and built the community garden, held an outdoor art trail and completed a sustained programme of workshops in all three schools.”

This project was supported by the Arts Council of England.

The planting for the Community Garden was generously sponsored by Ashtree Nurseries, Cowbit