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Free Half Term Holiday Activity at Greenfield Arts

posted 19 Oct 2021, 07:53 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 19 Oct 2021, 07:56 ]


Greenfield Arts are excited to be part of The Big Draw, a festival that promotes visual expression and celebrates creativity.


This year we are working alongside young people exploring the environment and finding ways to be kind to our planet.


As part of the project we are offering free half-term workshops at both Newton Aycliffe and Shildon.  Join Dawn Belshaw and have fun at these hands-on sessions and make something amazing to take home.

 

Our October half-term holiday activity will run on Thursday 28 October at Greenfield Arts and Friday 29 October at Shildon Civic Hall.  Both sessions will run from 10:30 – 12:00 and are suitable for young people age 7+.   You can reserve your place via our website using our simple online form or contact our friendly team on 01325 379048 for further information or email info@greefield-arts.co.uk

 

The sessions form part of our autumn programme with exhibitions, creative events, projects, courses and activities, check out the website at www.greenfield-arts.co.uk to find our full range of events available over the season.  


Greenfield Arts are committed to offering high quality arts activity that helps stimulate creativity, questioning and enquiry.

 

Greenfield Students Explore Science Creatively

posted 19 Oct 2021, 07:35 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 19 Oct 2021, 07:51 ]


A group of students at Greenfield Community College are learning new skills and being inspired to learn the concepts of science in creative ways.

The group of students are working alongside professional artist Dawn Belshaw to collaborate and share their thoughts on important issues that affect the environment.  The group are finding creative ways to discuss topics such as pollution and the impact upon our planet, creating artwork that reflects their feelings, links to science and provokes practical solutions.


The ‘Creative Collaborators’ are working together to learn more about science, themselves and the world around them.  The artwork produced by the group is already taking shape and will be shared with the school through an installation in the foyer area.


The project is led by Greenfield Arts and contributes to a learning experience that is bespoke and considers each and every young person involved and offers the opportunity to learn and inspire the whole school.  Thank you for support from County Durham Community Foundation Durham County Council Arts.


Greenfield Community College are committed to developing skills that raise aspirations and support learning.  The school promotes an inclusive curriculum encouraging students to work together to realise an outstanding learning experience.  If you would like further information visit www.greenfieldschool.net or contact the school by emailing contact@greenfieldschool.net or by calling 01325 300378.

Young Explorers at Greenfield Arts

posted 6 Oct 2021, 04:58 by Daniel Potts

Young people have been getting creative at Greenfield Arts.  Creative Explorers returned to Greenfield this week led by artist Dawn Belshaw in a fun free creative session. 

The sessions encourage and support young people to explore change and be curious.  This week the young people learned new skills and had fun making hedgehogs from recycled materials, learning about their environment and building confidence through creative learning.

The sessions are suitable for young people age 7+ and are held in our lovely purpose-built studio.  All materials are supplied and the activity is completely free of charge. 

The sessions form part of our autumn season with an offer for young people which includes Creative Explorers, Young Yoga and a range of exciting projects and holiday activities.  To find out more about these and our full programme just visit our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk or contact our friendly team by calling 01325 379048 or emailing info@greenfield-arts.co.uk

Greenfield Arts are committed to offering high quality arts activity that helps stimulate creativity, questioning and enquiry.

Greenfield Students Study in Town Centre

posted 6 Oct 2021, 04:54 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 6 Oct 2021, 04:55 ]


Year 7 students at Greenfield Community College have been given the opportunity to extend their learning whilst enjoying their first field trip.  The new cohort of students have been settling in well at their new school and were excited to spend time finding out more about the Geography and History of Newton Aycliffe.

The Humanities Trip meant that the students extended their learning covering topics from History, Geography and RE.  They were also given the chance to meet the public and ask pertinent questions to help in their field study.  The groups were polite and enthusiastic interviewers creating a lasting impression whilst learning more about the town, the people and demographics of Newton Aycliffe.

“Students in Year 7 enjoyed the Humanities Trip over the 16 and 17 September, exploring the history and geography of Newton Aycliffe Town.”  said Mr Robson, Subject Specialist

The students conducted themselves very well during the trip and were able to learn more about their town and align their newfound knowledge to their academic studies.  It was a great chance to work outside the classroom, something that has been rare over recent times. 

Thank you to all of those involved in helping to make this a great learning experience for the young students.

Greenfield Community College are committee to offering opportunities and developing skills that raise aspirations and support learning.  The school promotes an inclusive curriculum encouraging students to work together to realise an outstanding learning experience.  If you would like further information visit www.greenfieldschool.net or contact the school by emailing contact@greenfieldschool.net or by calling 01325 300378.

New Exciting Exhibition at Greenfield Arts

posted 16 Sept 2021, 07:00 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 Sept 2021, 07:00 ]


Greenfield Arts are delighted to welcome back artist and photographer Elaine Vizor to the Greenfield Gallery.

The exhibition ‘With or Without’ is an imaginative and innovative exhibition that explores techniques and approaches ‘with or without’ a camera.  This body of work demonstrates different ways of capturing light and is in two contrasting parts.  The work is vibrant and reflects Elaine’s artistic expertise and reflects upon changes through the recent lockdown.    

The exhibition will run from Thursday 16 September to Wednesday 27 October 2021 and will include a programme of activities and creative challenges.  There will be a cyanotype workshop led by the artist, where you can create wonderful pieces of work and explore the skills of cyanotype, the first form of photography.  Later in the season there will also be the chance to capture light in darkness in our Night Light Photography session and learn more from Elaine about this innovative and vibrant technique.  Just visit our website or contact our friendly team to find out more.

We look forward to seeing you soon.  The Greenfield Gallery is open from 10:00 – 21:00 Monday to Thursday and 10:00 to 16:00 each Friday.  Greenfield Arts are committed to offering high quality arts activity that helps stimulate creativity, questioning and enquiry.  Please visit the website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk to see our full autumn programme and to sign up for our monthly newsletter.  You can contact our friendly team by emailing info@greenfield-arts.co.uk or by calling 01325 379048.

Positive Return to School at Greenfield

posted 16 Sept 2021, 06:59 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 Sept 2021, 06:59 ]

 

There is a buzz at Greenfield Community College as students return for the new academic term.  Improvements to facilities, extended resources, and the benefits of a more relaxed summer break have all contributed to renewed enthusiasm and a positive learning environment.

Year 7 and Year 11 were first to return, enabling the new cohort to find their feet and get comfortable in their surroundings.  A comprehensive transition programme has meant that Year 7 students were already familiar with key staff and aware of the many opportunities at Greenfield.  “Year 7 are settling in brilliantly and are quickly becoming an integral part of the Greenfield Community, we are delighted with their progress” said Ms Davis.

Year 11s are being supported in their final year to reach their full potential as they prepare for their next steps.  A bespoke careers programme and a team of expert staff mean that their hard work over their time at Greenfield will reap rewards as they look forward to Year 11 and continuing their academic journey.

The whole school are now settling in and are building upon the positive learning experience that has been recognised by Ofsted. There is a new extended library space and an upgrade to a range of facilities to support students in their studies.  Additional extra-curricular activities will also be available for students to take part in an impressive range of clubs, sports and creative activities. 

Greenfield Community College is a Specialist Arts and Science school and is committed to providing opportunities to support students to reach their full potential. To find out more about our school please visit our website or contact us by email for more information contact@greenfieldschool.net

Autumn Programme at Greenfield Arts

posted 16 Sept 2021, 06:44 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 Sept 2021, 06:44 ]

 


Greenfield Arts are delighted to announce their new autumn programme packed full of creativity and imagination with activities, events and projects for all ages.

We are hosting a series of exhibitions that will inspire activities and offer the chance to enjoy a range of wonderful artwork. The gallery season opens with an exhibition by professional photographer and artist Elaine Vizor, ‘With or Without;.  An exciting venture that showcases artwork produced ‘with or without’ a camera.  Elaine’s work demonstrates different ways of capturing light and will inspire a cyanotype workshop and a unique opportunity to explore night light photography.

 A little later in the year Creative Forum, a self-led community artist group supported by artist Sharron Bates will be showcasing their artwork.  The group meets each Friday at Greenfield and the exhibition ‘Emerging’ will showcase their creativity during lockdown and reflect the varied work of the group including batik, monoprint, collage and textile art.

Free opportunities for young people will make sure our young creatives have opportunities to be curious, learn new skills and make something amazing to take home.  We are once again being a part of The Big Draw, making that change and encouraging a love of drawing and creativity.

Our popular courses include Spanish and Yoga and this season we are extending our offer of yoga to young people, suitable for 7+, this four-week course offers the chance to learn relaxing techniques, build confidence, strength and flexibility.

To find out more about our full autumn programme visit our website and browse our autumn brochure.  Greenfield Arts are committed to offering high quality arts activity that helps stimulate creativity, questioning and enquiry.  You can contact our friendly team by emailing info@greenfield-arts.co.uk or by calling 01325 379048.

Creative Garden for Greenfield

posted 8 Sept 2021, 00:52 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 8 Sept 2021, 00:52 ]

The Men’s Cree group at Greenfield Arts have once again created a wonderful space for the community to enjoy.

The project has recycled the previous bamboo sculpture to extend its life beyond its original purpose.  Working alongside facilitator Ian Rigby, the group have worked together to design, recycle material and create the final product.  The bamboo planters and new pathway now form a welcoming space for Greenfield Community College and Greenfield Arts.

The group are now looking forward to a full programme in the autumn season and are preparing to collaborate on a project working alongside the Locomotion Museum in Shildon, an exciting venture which benefits the community, supports their own well-being and is supported by County Durham Public Health.

The group meet at present from 10:30 – 12:00 each Monday and Wednesday morning.   If you would like to know more, contact our friendly team on 01325 379048 or email info@greenfield-arts.co.uk for further details.

Greenfield Arts promotes and stimulates creativity to encourage our community to explore a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them.  Visit our website to find out more www.greenfield-arts.co.uk

Synergy at Greenfield Arts

posted 8 Sept 2021, 00:50 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 8 Sept 2021, 00:52 ]

Greenfield Arts are delighted to welcome back a group that promote wellbeing through their special brand of creative dance. 

Synergy is a relaxing community activity that makes a difference through dance, music and creativity.  The dance session is accompanied by live music, includes relaxing techniques and is inspired by photography, songs, poetry and drumming.

Led by dance artist Tracey West and musician Mark Barfoot, the sessions recognise the impact of creativity and aim to improve wellbeing.  Benefits can include boosting confidence, improving flexibility and increasing energy, to name but a few!

The sessions are particularly suitable for age 65+ and offer movement and music-based sessions in a lovely, relaxed environment.

“So happy the class is back soon, it's essentially exercising the whole body to music, a feel-good sensation in a friendly atmosphere, great for men as well as women!” said participant Cynthia.

To find out more contact Tracey by emailing traceysacredgongs@gmail.com and reserve your place for the autumn season.  If you would like to know more about hiring our spaces visit our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk or contact our friendly team by calling 01325 379048 or by emailing info@greenfield-arts.co.uk.

Greenfield Arts offer spaces to promote creativity and wellbeing and are committed to inspiring opportunities through their activities and environment.

Greenfield Celebrate Brilliant Results

posted 12 Aug 2021, 05:43 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 12 Aug 2021, 05:45 ]



One in every four GCSEs awarded to Greenfield students this week were achieved in Grades 7-9! This is excellent news for the amazing students who have demonstrated outstanding resilience in overcoming the challenges they have faced in the recent academic year.

The results are incredibly positive with a high proportion of students achieving 100% at least at their target grades. There is a significant increase from 2020 results with an improvement of 8.7% as 49.7% of students achieved grades 9 – 5 in English and Maths.

There are some outstanding individual performances with a ‘Magnificent Seven’ top achieving students receiving 31 Grade 9s and 23 Grade 8s between them. In total 761 of the 987 GCSE grades awarded were at Grade 4 or above with almost a quarter of the grades being 7-9.

Executive Headteacher David Priestley acknowledged the hard work of both students and staff and the extended Greenfield community.

“Well done to all of our students who have worked so hard to achieve their results. Our highly committed expert staff have gone the extra mile to meet the needs of our students and support their studies. Thank you also to all the parents and carers who have supported our young people in their journey, we wish all of our students huge success in their next steps.”

To find out more about Greenfield Community College please visit our website www.greenfieldschool.net or contact us for more information by emailing contact@greenfieldschool.net

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