What is the difference between art and vandalism?
How can we improve our local area?
Teachers: S Scott, T Wilson, V Burt, F Jaggs, A Davies
Through this project, the children explored the local community and identified areas that could be improved and explored how their own choices can influence change. They studied the difference between tagging as vandalism and graffiti as an art form—putting their learning into service by painting a mural depicting our Christian values that could improve areas such as the underpass, and by creating their own graffiti-style and information for an exhibition. They sought all relevant permissions by persuading our Head Teachers to allow them to create this work and in the process wrote additional letters attempting to persuade the local authority to improve Hoddesdon in other ways, such as building a JumpCity. With the help of Aesop’s Fables, they also reflected on their actions and choices.