Exciting Ideas

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and still finding time to be creative.

I just wanted to let you know that The Towner Art Gallery have created a series of weekly Artist led workshops which you can find on their website.  All the activities use things that can usually be found around the house. They publish a list of these items each week so that you can have them ready before you start.

Follow the link below to see what they have been creating and what you can make this week.

Live Making Workshops

 Friday 17th January 2020

Today there were beautiful blue skies, but it was extremely windy on the marsh. There were waves on the lake and the water was lapping over the sides. We had created some tall soldier like sculptures which somehow managed to stand tall like soldiers despite the wind. These were filmed from many angles.

Back at school in the afternoon sounds were recorded to go with these films.

We discovered that you could get some great sounds just by splashing around in the muddy puddles.


Friday 24th January 2020

The morning was spent on the marsh being as loud as we possibly could. We found as many ways as we could to communicate from a distance.

We returned to Room 13 for the afternoon, where one of our activities was to create patterns and print these onto fabric. This fabric would then possibly be used to create costumes for the film.


Friday 31st January 2020

An exciting day for the Room 13 committee as we headed to the Towner Art Gallery to view the David Nash Exhibition and take part in a Towner led workshop. We were met by their Artist in Residence, who accompanied us on a tour of part of the exhibition.

We were inspired by his journey of a Wooden Boulder. We felt that this fitted well with our own project.

Back at the workshop the mission was to create moving sculptures that could be led through one of the exhibition rooms.

It was a brilliant day.


Friday 7th February 2020

Another morning of fun and games on the marsh. This time looking carefully at the nature around us, using macro lenses to explore some of these items even more closely.

We returned to the marsh in the afternoon to create some small sculptures which we tried to spread widely across the space that we were working in.


Friday 14th February 2020

Today we made ourselves heard. We made made our mark on the marsh with both our voices and our feet.

Back at the school in the afternoon, we continued this theme by marching through the school with placards and loud voices!



15th November 2019

The project begins on a slightly soggy marsh.

But it didn’t stop us from experiencing the freedom by flying around the marsh like birds.

Friday 22nd November 2019

During the morning session we built sculptures from off-cuts of wood. We then took them to the marsh and set them up to photograph and film them.

In the afternoon we swapped wood for foam and the marsh for the studio garden.


Friday 29th November 2019

Today was a beautiful sunny day, which meant we could spend the sessions looking at light, reflection and colour.

We started in Room 13, making full use of the sunlight that was streaming through the windows.

Then we headed to the marsh to explore light, shadows, colour………….

…………and reflection.

We then returned to Room 13 to review the days activities.

Friday 6th December 2019

Today was all about Paper Mache.

Who can resist a bucket full of wallpaper paste and a pile of old newspaper?


Friday 13th December 2019

A chance for the Room 13 committee to review the project so far.

These are just a few of the quotes from the committee.

“Leap then Look is going really well. Everyone is loving it.”

“Everyone is coming back to class buzzing.”

“We are making new friends by working with different people. But the sessions are over too quickly.”



Leap Then Look

During Terms 2 and 3, Room 13 have been working with Bill and Lucy from Leap then Look. They have been coming to the school every Friday and leading workshops which have involved many different activities and numerous trips to the marsh. The process is being filmed by the children and a film from the whole project will eventually be created.The hope is that this will be shown at the Towner later in the year. So far 200 children from West Rise Junior School have taken part, including the committee who have also attended a workshop at the Towner.

Watch this space for photos of the project so far.

Watch this space for photos of the project so far.


Fun at The Towner

Last Thursday morning the eight members of the Room 13 committee caught a bus into town with Rachael Trewin and Karen Stephens. Our destination was to be the Towner Art Gallery where we took part in a 2 hour work shop around mark making. We had a very productive morning and the time just flew by. We are all feeling very inspired now and ready to start our artwork for the ‘Draw me in’ exhibition which will be held at the Towner in April.


Last week we managed to take Room 13 into every classroom to enable us to include as many children as possible in our latest project. We have been asked by Marbank Construction to create some pieces of art for the hoarding boards that surround the construction site at Langney Shopping Centre. The children have created some amazing pictures around the theme of construction. We are looking forward to being able to show the final pieces of artwork very soon.

Successful Sales

The bookmarks sold well last Friday and helped to raise funds for Langney Library. There are some left so if you missed your chance we will be selling them at the Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December. They are priced at just 50p each.


Room 13 have decided to create some bookmarks to sell at the Book and Bake sale. This is when the school will be selling books and cakes to raise money for Langney Community Library. We started these at Room 13 club last Friday.

Fantastic creations

Look what we have been up to in Room 13 recently.


New committee update.

We have been inundated with applications for the Room 13 committee. Please be patient with us as we don’t want to rush this decision. You will be notified if you have an interview as soon as we have finished shortlisting The aim is to have the new committee in place for Term 2.

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