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Woodcroft Wildspace used as education inspiration!

Published Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Friends of Woodcroft Wildspace have been celebrating two joint working initiatives as they join forces with students at Winchmore School and Southgate College on two special projects aimed at prom

 Working with teachers at Winchmore School , a Specialist Arts College , Woodcroft Wildspace will be hosting art classes to provide inspiration for their young artists.

Woodcroft Wildspace have also been celebrating a unique partnership with art degree students at Southgate Arts College . The students used Woodcroft Wildspace during last year’s course as inspiration for their art degree work, producing different sign boards for their student projects.

Following the necessary felling of some Poplar trees, logs have been offered by Woodcroft Wildspace to the College for the students to use to create sculptures for display in the Wildspace when they are completed, making a valuable contribution to their course work.

Bob Ladell, Chair of Woodcroft Wildspace said “Although it is winter we are still busy using this time at Woodcroft to create vital links with our schools such as the preparatory work before we welcome Winchmore School and hopefully many other Enfield schools. The wildspace is capable of providing real world relationship to the theory learned in school across all subjects; art, media, physics, maths and all important English.

“We are also delighted to continue to be able to help the art degree students at Southgate College , who are going to create many different kinds of wooden sculptures which we are going to display in Woodcroft Wildspace once they are completed.”

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Cabinet Member for Property said “We are delighted to see Woodcroft Wildspace continue to go from strength to strength, and will continue to support its work making links with schools and the wider community as it protects this beautiful green space for the enjoyment of everyone.”

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