High Street Stories: Heartlands High School Spring 2015

Welcome to the project diary page for Heartlands Arts Award Club Spring 2015.

This High Street Stories project has now concluded. Well done to all the students who gained their Bronze Arts Award qualification!

A good and beneficial experience… The storytelling project was well-evidenced and developed the young people as artists, with good personal reflection.

Arts Award Moderator, November 2015


See this page for more information about this project or read on for the project blog.

Week 8:

In our final week, we researched the careers work of artists with paintings in the collection of Bruce Castle Museum. We recorded a radio show about these artists and our thoughts on their work.

Week 7:

This week we wrote and recorded second drafts of our story scenes – giving each other feedback on how they had been improved. Listen to some of the scenes below…

Week 6:

Great work from everyone who planned and delivered astounding mini-masterclasses in storytelling skills for part D of their Arts Award. On the last day of term too!

Week 5:

We enjoyed a story from professional storyteller Norman Bailey. We reviewed the experience for our Arts Award portfolios. Click here to learn more.

SAM_3951We also interviewed Norman about his life and career.

Week 4:

Today we continued to work on our stories – we tested out our first attempts on each other and gave each other advice on how to improve them.

We also thought about how people choose books – and designed covers for book versions of our stories.

Week 3:

Arts Award club thought about what might happen when their characters meet – somewhere in Wood Green. They made their first attempts at making up parts of their stories

March 5th was World Book Day so Keyonté led a discussion on the books and stories that inspired us all when we were younger.

Week 2:

The group tried describing characters based on portraits in the collection of Bruce Castle Museum. You can hear their ideas – and see the portraits in this film:

Week 1:

The young people created some fantastic monsters for their stories:

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