INSPIRE 'Leading Through Culture' is a strand of the Kent Schools' Education Olympics Legacy Programme 'INSPIRE' which links directly to the London 2012 Games. It aims to bring great art experiences from world-class arts organisations in to Kent Schools. 'Leading Through Culture' aims to develop leadership skills in children and young people and enable them to inspire others in their learning.
Bromstone helped kick off the project across Kent. We took 12 children from year 1 to the Turner Gallery, to 'Inspire' a group of Arts providers and prove that young children can be leaders in the Arts. All those who attended were very impressed. One attendee said;
".... Loved working with the schoolchildren, helped on so many levels to understand ‘leadership’ and how they responded was so positive and taught me a lot. Thank you."
Year 4 worked with a company called 'Tall Tales Big Moves' to bring story telling to life through movement. 10 children were chosen as young Arts leaders to attend the Big Arts Day. They then taught other members of the school what they had learnt and choreographed a dance to perform to all the other schools.
Phase 3 - Inspire Ways to Rio
20 children from across the school were chosen to be Young Leaders. They worked with Animate Arts to create fabulous parrots, inspired by the Rio Olympics. They also learnt how to make origami parrots. We took our creations to the 'Carnival', parading our parrots proudly, to the samba beat of the Chatham and Clarendon School Samba Band. We were joined by 5 other schools from across Thanet. Bromstone children then practiced their leadership skills and taught students from Chatham and Clarendon to make their own origami parrots.