Amy Rose conceived and led a project at Ashton Gate Primary School to create a new library space, in collaboration with the PTA and the whole school community. Amy facilitated participatory, creative workshops for the children, staff and parents at the school to generate a vision for the new library. The final room designs integrated ideas and artworks by students. New interiors were sourced, created and installed by Amy with artists Chris Pirie, Joe Magee and Deb Haynes.
Amy also programmed a week of activities to launch the new library during National Book Week. These included workshops with local artists storyteller Martin Maudsley and illustrator Rachel Griffin (Barefoot Books) and a school-wide ‘Bedtime Stories’ event. Amy built on the enthusiasm and momentum of the project create a group of volunteer, parent librarians and left a legacy of systems for student librarians and the integration of library time within the curriculum.
(NB. Photos of child participants have not been used here in order to respect safeguarding.)