ALL SAINTS C of E PRIMARY – CAMP CARDBOARD
Brilliant day with a castle themed Camp C at Aston All Saints C of E, here’s what the school had to say about the day –
“Thank you for leading such an amazing Camp Cardboard day and helping us to recreate Conisborough Castle in our school hall. The children are still buzzing and talking about the experience. Within a short time of meeting the children you both developed a rapport with them, took the children along with your boundless enthusiasm and your willingness to try out any of their suggestions. The session linked with so many areas of the curriculum including team work, creative play, design technology, science and maths. The children could use skills they were developing in class and apply them on a large scale. Above all the day was fun and the children went home with huge smiles on their faces.”
And here’s what the kids said –
‘Bigger boxes at the bottom give your structure strength’
‘Tubes can be used to hold the roof up, it was really good, it made our roof strong’.
‘If a space is too wide it might collapse, I learnt you have to put the boxes closer together’.
‘Did you know you can do strong without having to use tape to stick it?
‘It’s a skill making the boxes, you have to count one over two over three over four and tuck it in. I did that when we moved house but I didn’t know that was the real way to do it’.
‘Wow, come in here. Look we made the tunnel go right round the castle’.
‘Timm helped us make a portcullis, it lifted up on tubes. We had some string. If you pulled the string out at an angle it broke. We learnt you had to pull down’.
‘I had an idea to have big boxes with holes in. We pushed the tubes through the holes to make it strong’.
‘My favourite bit was helping each other’.
‘We worked really well as a team, when it fell down it didn’t matter because we could do it again only better’.
‘It was brilliant making the dungeon, we tried to do it scary’.
‘James told me to have a go…..so I did and it worked’.
‘It was massive, not quite as big as Conisborough…..but nearly!’
‘We had loads of fun, the portcullis fell on us at the end, just like a real castle falling down’.
‘The best bit was playing in it, I wish we could have played longer’.
CAMP CARDBOARD HAVEN TOUR 2014 –
We are almost half way through our tour of Haven Holiday Parks and had such a ball! Fantastic creativity at every park! So far we’ve had –
Robots and explorers…
…rockets and tents…
…tunnel racing and marble runs…
…dens and bridges…
…and brilliant spaces!
Can not wait to see what happens over the next four weeks!
CAMP CARDBOARD –
Busy Summer for Camp Cardboard, we will be taking the boxes on the road, first up Halifax Festival on 02 +03 July, followed by a short trip to Laughton Common Primary School and then our 25 date tour of Haven Holiday Parks around the country! And news just in, Camp C will be returning to The Junction in Goole on 08 November as part of the venues 5 year celebration, Awesomes!
CAMP CARDBOARD AT HALLAM UNIVERSITY
RF were invited to Hallam University to transform one of the pods at the student union into a Camp Cardboard extravaganza. We worked with student teachers to show how we work with children to bring art into their lives.
We are passionate about making art accessible and fun for people of any age or background, Camp Cardboard like may of our projects takes a simple idea and with enthusiasm and imagination transforms it into art based play. We work with children from all over the UK to encourage creativity and showcase large scale art.
It was great to show these student teachers that art isn’t just about drawing and painting, that they can spark creativity in all children by thinking outside the box (fnarrr!) and allowing imagination and play to lead sessions that let children see that everyone can be creative and making art is not just for one type of person.
To book Camp Cardboard for your school, event or group get in touch.
CAMP CARDBOARD “TOP OF THE POPS”
We had a fantastic time in Lincoln at the FAB foster kids awards, and I think they liked it too! This was the feedback –
“I have to say – everyone who saw your workshop was full of praise! You will be interested to know that in their feedback – more young people identified Camp Cardboard as their favourite activity of the morning. Of 67 evaluations, 12 said you were their favourite. Next came Knex Bridges/Lego. Followed by Tetrahedrons & Skyscrapers. You are top of the pops! Well done”