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Velcro Poetry Project

During the past few months we've been running a creative arts project called Velcro Poetry in North Ayrshire schools. The project was funded by Education Scotland & Education Scotland Creative Wellbeing Fund & our delivery partners were North Ayrshire Literacy & English. We're delighted to share the wonderful artwork & poetry that has been created by pupils from Saint Anthony's Primary School, Bridget Primary, Saint John's RC & St Matthews Academy. Poets Rab Wilson and Simon Lamb from Approx 21 Words supported the pupils to write poetry during phase 1 of the project.

During phase 2 of Velcro Poetry, pupils created artwork inspired by their poems. Techniques such as lino printing, collage, heat printing and clay modelling were used. Pupils were encouraged to express their feelings through art.

Pupils participated in Velcro Poetry sound workshops, where their poems were performed & recorded. Soundscapes were created, using spoken word, music & percussion. Listen to the sound recordings on the project Soundcloud.

Each pupil who participated is being gifted a printed Velcro Poetry book, which contains a selection of their poems & artwork.

Special thanks to all the pupils, teachers & tutors involved!

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