|Totem Pole 1901.39.1 © Pitt Rivers Museum|
The philosophy behind the project is that an entire school takes the object as a focus for their curriculum planning, ideally leading to a celebratory whole school event. This year we have worked with West Oxford Community Primary School, St Swithuns CE Primary School, Cholsey Primary School and Bishop Carpenter CE Primary School. The project is supported by a set of Teacher Notes and whole staff INSET is offered.
|Art display at West Oxford Primary School © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Haida-inspired button blanket © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Raven Masks © Pitt Rivers Museum|
At the start of September St Swithuns C of E Primary School, Kennington, took part in Take One... Totem Pole involving just under 400 pupils in a 3 week project. This culminated in an open afternoon for parents in which they could see all the childrens' creative responses. There were totem poles lining the corridors made from all sorts of materials!
|Totem pole at St Swithuns © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Nursery Class totem pole at St Swithuns © Pitt Rivers Museum|
|Totem poles made from Pringle containers! © Pitt Rivers Museum|
Watch out for the new Take One Object which will be revealed in January 2016....