Dalry Primary - a creative hub
I acted as a Creative Catalyst for Dalry Primary School, funded by Education Scotland, to help it realise its goal of being a creative hub. I was very proud that Dalry was awarded Most Creative School by the Scottish Education Awards 2015.
Grant Gillies, Headmaster, had the following objectives:
The school has established a wide range of creative projects to inspire the children, teachers and parents:
· Set up a publishing company
· Published four books and several e-books
· In-school photographers
· An artist in resident
· Setting up a radio station
The school wants creativity to be at the heart of everything that it does and that the opportunities that it provide make a massive difference to people’s lives.
Have a look at the vimeo created by the P7 pupils about the Creative Hub spaces.
"We wish to establish Dalry Primary as a nationally recognised centre for Creativity – a Creative Learning Hub for our community." Grant Gillies, Head
My involvement was to help them
Opportunities for artists and creative practitioners
Dalry primary is keen to build relationships with more artists. Within the Creative Hub is a library, music room and drama room. It also has a large hall suitable for dance. Grant Gillies, Head Teacher can offer some in-kind support for artists who are needing space to create work (depending on the school's timetable). If you like he can also arrange for you to work with some of the children or the wider community. "We want to provide as many creative opportunities for children and to develop partnerships with creative individuals."
Interested people can pop in for a cuppa and a visit to see the space.