Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Practitioner Wanted

Practitioner Wanted

Norbury Primary School is a rural school of 45 pupils aged 5-11 in
Norbury, near Bishops Castle in South Shropshire. Our pupils are mainly
from farming families.

We are currently working with a cluster group of local schools and
Creative Partnerships Black Country on a project which aims to give our
children exposure to a wider range of cultures, experiences and ideas.

As a school we are exploring the question:

"Can learning in ways, and about things that lie outside our comfort
zone lead to greater confidence and achievement in other areas of the

As part of this work we would like to invite an arts practitioner into
school to undertake a self contained project during the spring term
(between January and April 2008) which particularly targets our boys.

This project should use an artform or technique which the boys will not
be familiar with / not imagine themselves doing / initially be
uncomfortable with as we wish to challenge their perceptions and widen
their comfort zones.

It should also aim to include:
* Exposure to different cultures / ways of life / ideas
* Help to back us in fostering the idea that it is "cool to be clever".

The practitioner will be asked to keep a diary / notebook for the
duration of the project to try and track changes in pupils perceptions.

We do not have set ideas about the structure of the project or the
artforms / techniques to be used, but are asking interested
practitioners to send us a short proposal for their ideas based on a
project budget of £1,200 (to include all fees, travel and materials

Practitioners must have, or be willing to undergo a CRB check, and have
their own public liability insurance.

Please send project proposals along with CVs or supporting information
about yourself and your practice to:

Norbury Primary School
Bishops Castle

The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd November.

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