As a creative catalyst in a north London secondary school, I was responsible for a number of interventions, inviting students and staff to think about learning and the school environment.
Installing a tent in the classroom where students could experience the classroom in a different way was my first project. It was a sanctuary – a place to listen and reflect – and it brought an element of playfulness into a sterile space. The image is scanned from an photograph by Barry Lewis.
Other interventions included leaving messages around the school inviting reactions and responses, using a range of art forms to explore the school’s core values and setting students the challenge of covering their chairs in newspaper.
This is quite hard to do in 30 minutes with only a newspaper, some masking tape and some string.