Meadow of Hope
Springwood High School hosts an environmental artist
Local artist and creative director of Blackfield Creatives, Tim Mann, recently visited Springwood High School to highlight the critical issue of plastic pollution and to get students involved in the ‘Meadow of Hope’ community-based art project.
The project takes flowers crafted by students from plastic bottles during workshops, so that their contributions can be displayed at a growing installation that will ‘visit’ the school at some future point on its journey around Norfolk.
Organised by chair of its environment committee, Agnieszka Munns, Springwood High School held a competition for its Year Eight pupils to identify flowery-bottle-shapers. Students were asked to create a response to the question: why is plastic pollution bad, and how can we stop it? Fifty winners were chosen by the environment society’s ambassadors. The winners not only had the opportunity to create their plastic flowers at the workshop, but also have these responses displayed on the school’s environmental issues noticeboard.
It is hoped that the ‘Meadow of Hope’ installation and the students’ personal written responses will continue to focus minds on the important issue they aim to address: we can all do more to reduce plastic consumption and the resulting pollution plastic so often causes.
To read the full article in the Lynn News, please follow the link: https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/students-from-secondary-school-get-creative-to-help-environm-9306790/
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The Meadow of Hope Project
The West Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Young Commissioners in partnership with the Blackfield Creatives team have launched, The ‘Meadow of Hope’ project which will see their Young Commissioners and Blackfield Creatives work with other young people across West Norfolk to create an art installation, using recycled bottles to make hundreds of flowers which will then form a meadow. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment, whilst highlighting the damage that single-use plastics and littering can cause.