Velcro Poetry Project

Wed 29th June 2022

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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