Green Studio - Promoting Creative Learning!
The Scrapstore was delighted to be invited to visit the Eco Studio and early years classrooms at John Donne School in Peckham. We are always keen to observe and be part of initiatives to encourage creativity with what you can find and re-use and we found it at this school in spades!
Ruth Moyler, previously the Deputy Head and now continuing her leadership at the school whilst focusing on her consulting role in the wider Borough Of Southwark, was our guide. After a delicious school dinner, we spent our lunch-time in the Green Studio observing children making wonderful creations out of a variety of inspiring junk. Ruth opens the studio, which is situated in the playground in a high-end shed, for 3 days per week during lunch-time and offers 8 children at a time the chance to come in and use any of the materials on offer to make anything that their imagination inspires. From plastic milk cartons to fabric and paper scraps, to bottle tops to wool and twine to widgets and re-used bling, children are free to chose what they would like to make and the materials they would like to use to make it.