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Feeling Stones

Feeling Stones by the Orchard School, Canterbury
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  • Medium:

    Ceramics

  • Artist:

    The Orchard School, Canterbury

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    The Orchard School, Canterbury

    ‘Feeling Stones’ was made as a group project over several months by 38 children at the Orchard School, Canterbury working with teacher Grace Jones.  The school caters for primary and secondary aged pupils with social, emotional, behavioural and associated learning difficulties.

    Many children at the Orchard School find it hard to express emotions, so this project used clay as a way of expressing feelings. Students had no help in deciding what to put on their stones; it was completely independent.

    The students completed this work completely on their own, with guidance from the teacher in the making process of forming the ceramic piece. They were then left to work on there own feelings which resulted in emotive and independent expression.

    Some students found it frustrating when having to work independently in writing, finding it difficult to express themselves due to SEN needs or making spelling mistakes.

    However it was a conscious decision to get the students to make these mistakes so it is clear that the children led this project.

    (Grace Jones, artist educator)

  • Age:

    14 - 18 years old

  • Submitted by:

    Grace Jones (teacher)

Many children at the Orchard School find it hard to express emotions, so in this project we used clay as a way of expressing feelings. Students had no help in deciding what to put on their stones; it was completely independent.

Apart from guidance on how to form the ceramics, they completed this work on their own.

Some students find writing and spelling difficult and frustrating; it was a conscious decision to allow them to make mistakes so it is clear that the children led this project.

(Grace Jones, Subject Leader, Textiles and Computing)