02 May Anchors away…
Brixham College has been trialling a pilot programme called Anchorage. The programme supports those students that are finding school life particularly difficult. We provide them with a package to gradually get them back into full time education.
Part of the Anchorage Programme is for the students to complete and take part in an Art Community Project.
Our Anchorage students are currently liaising with Shoalstone Pool and the Friends of Shoalstone Pool (F.O.S.P) to complete this project.
Over the next 2 terms they will be volunteering down at the pool, to enable it to be ready for the opening day, on May 26th. The committee gave them approval to design a type of mural, for the pool where their task will be to re – decorate the changing rooms with a variety of sea life creatures. We are currently in the process of designing these at our Anchorage sessions.
In addition to this, we wanted them to create a type of merchandise for the pool, which the public can purchase in the summer and that would raise funds for Shoalstone. Friends of Shoalstone Pool have given us the go ahead to design a new logo/picture for a t-shirt. Over the past term, the students have been working hard with planning and collecting ideas for it. The final design is now finished and has been passed on to F.O.S.P group. It will then be checked by the committee to decide for final printing… fingers crossed they like! You can see the design and how brilliant it is.
Both FOSP and the Committee have been amazing with allowing us to do this. The FOSP work extremely hard to raise money with events to keep the pool going! They are always working within the community and to be a part of helping the “Jewel of Brixham” for the summer is a real privilege. They are always looking for new people to join F.O.S.P and the committee.
Myself, and the Students on the Anchorage Project would like to say a huge thank you to all involved at Shoalstone, for allowing us to complete the Art Community Project with you!
We will keep you updated on the Art Project… Miss Pearsall and the Anchorage students.