In collaboration with the PTA, and engaging participation from the whole school community, Amy Rose conceived and led a project at Ashton Gate Primary School to create a new library space. Amy facilitated a series of creative explorations for the children, staff and parents at the school to learn their associations with libraries, reading and their vision for the kinds of experiences they would want from a new library space. Responsive designs, integrating artworks by students, were developed and installed by Amy with artists Chris Pirie, Joe Magee and Deb Haynes.
To launch the new library, Amy curated a successful programme of activities and projects to coincide with National Book Week. Children learned to use the new library cataloguing equipment and shelving systems and had creative workshops with local artists storyteller Martin Maudsley and illustrator Rachel Griffin (Barefoot Books) and a school-wide ‘Bedtime Stories’ evening. Amy built on the enthusiasm and momentum of the project create a group of volunteer, parent librarians and systems for student library monitors and regular, ongoing library sessions for each class.
(NB. Photos of child participants have not been used here in order to respect safeguarding.)