Pupils get creative juices flowing

PUPILS from five schools in Great Yarmouth look set to get their creative juices flowing as they benefit from a share of �315,000 taking part in a groundbreaking project.

PUPILS from five schools in Great Yarmouth look set to get their creative juices flowing as they benefit from a share of �315,000 taking part in a groundbreaking project.

Pupils from schools in Yarmouth, Gorleston, Martham and Acle will be among some 13,000 children across Norfolk who will take part in the Creative Partnerships initiative - a government programme that aims to get youngsters more creative.

The programme will see scientists, architects and actors go into schools and set pupils challenges aimed at boosting confidence and self-esteem.

Local schools benefitting are Lynn Grove High, North Denes Primary, Woodlands Primary, Flegg High and Acle St Edmunds Primary.

Pupils at Lynn Grove will take part in a three year project involving teachers and parents. Assistant headteacher Sandra Govender said: “This project is about helping the children become more independent in their learning through every level of the school environment.”

Children from Woodlands will work on a creative project with an Egyptian theme that will explore history, numeracy, literacy and ICT using drama. Managed by the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Creative Partnerships has already made in-roads in the education system with research showing GCSE results improved quicker and parental input in children's work increased at schools involved in the partnership.