Headley Park Primary School in South Bristol have given me permission to share these sketches of school life on the 30th November 2016.
Many thanks to Louise who had the idea of asking me to spend a day there, and to all the classes who didn’t mind me wandering in and drawing.
To be honest I was surprised and impressed by the wide range of things these children were learning on one day, from playing harmonies on the steel drums to extracting the lens from a cow’s eyeball.
There’s a certain magic formula that enables me to draw well – a community of people gathered together for a common positive purpose.
It’s easy to forget that, despite all the stresses and strains of education, that seem to be continually on the increase, this magic is happening every day in our schools.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss organising a day of live sketching where you work.