Key Stage 3 programme - Art and photography themed day
In this visit, secondary school students sketch and collect photographs for their art and photography projects. The art and photography day is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Students use high-magnification microscopes to see plant material in detail.
Students get the opportunity to collect images in a variety of media for their projects. In this themed day varied native and exotic plant material can be made available and the landscape can be used to inspire. Materials can be viewed at the macro or micro level.
- Length: Day visit - Includes 3 sessions designed around a creative theme.
- Group size: 20 students (maximum).
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult to 10 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day programme - fee starts at £180 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves, we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. Please note that all our sessions have a cross curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- sketch landscapes, natural forms and still life
- use native and exotic plant material in their art
- create 2D and 3D ephemeral art
- use microscopes and visiscopes to explore plants in detail.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
- Unit 7B - What's in a building.
- Unit 7c - Recreating landscape.
- Init 8A - Objects and viewpoints.
- Unit 10gen - Visiting a museum, gallery or site.
A typical day at Wakehurst is made up of either two activities of approximately 1.5 - 2 hours each, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or three activities of approximately 1 hour each, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
We also offer a number of full activity days, designed around a theme. Once you've selected a combination of activities for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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