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Greenfield Students Rise to the Challenge in Ullswater

posted 16 May 2019, 00:23 by Daniel Potts

Year 7 students at Greenfield Community College have been sampling outdoor life at Ullswater as part of their wider learning experience.

The 46 strong Year 7 group were thrilled with the range of activities on offer and rose to the challenge even though the weather was testing at times.  “It was an amazing opportunity,” said student Courtney, “it made me feel really good about myself”. 

The students showed resilience and independence as they took on the long hike to camp base where they spent the night outdoors.  One of the most popular activities was gorge walking and the group enjoyed taking part in activities such as hiking, rock climbing, tunnelling and jog and dip.  “I loved the sense of adventure and how you could learn to be independent” said student Alexandra.

Greenfield Staff and Students have been visiting Howtown Centre for over ten years, an excellent outward-bound centre in a fabulous setting in the lake district.  The students were keen to take up the offer and were rewarded with a valuable experience, they not only found it helpful for their academic studies but gained new expertise in team building, made new friends and gained confidence in the process. 

”It was a fantastic out of classroom experience where students showed real team building and leadership skills, they should be very proud of their achievements” said Subject Leader Mr Robson

The impact of the trip is huge and is fantastic opportunity for the students.  Just to spend time away from home in the Lake District is wonderful, but to be pushed and challenged and learn new skills is so valuable for furthering their education.  

Greenfield Present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

posted 16 May 2019, 00:19 by Daniel Potts


Following the great success of last year’s big hit musical ‘School of Rock’ students at Greenfield Community College are now busy putting the final touches to the production of the zany and colourful musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.

Tickets are now on sale for what is sure to be a fabulous and hilarious interpretation of this well-loved horror comedy rock musical.  The Greenfield Community College productions are always professionally executed and showcase the creativity and talent of the young people and staff support.

The show will run from Monday 20th May to Wednesday 23rd May and each show starts at 19:00. Tickets are now on sale via the school office priced at £5.00 for adults and £2.50 for children and concessions. 

For further information you can contact the school on 01325 300378 or email contact@greenfieldschool.net.

May Holiday Activities at Greenfield Arts

posted 16 May 2019, 00:17 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 May 2019, 00:18 ]


Greenfield Arts are offering free school holiday activities for young people this May half term. ‘Crazy Crafts’ sessions will take place at Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe and Foundations Building, Shildon.

Artist Dawn Belshaw will be on hand to help young people be creative, finding the beauty in the everyday and express themselves.  Why not come along to these family focused sessions, enjoy getting crafty in a lovely environment and make something special to take home. 

Crazy Crafts will take place at Greenfield Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe on Thursday 30th May from 10:30 – 12:00 and at Foundations Building, Shildon on Friday 31st May from 10:30 – 12:00.

The free sessions are suitable for all ages, although children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.  You can now book via the website using a simple online form or contact the friendly team on 01325 379048 for further information.

The sessions form part of a wide-ranging programme with creative events, projects and courses and activities, check out the website atwww.greenfield-arts.co.uk to find out further information and find something to inspire your creativity and have a voice.

Greenfield’s Artist in Residence Inspires Cree Group

posted 16 May 2019, 00:15 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 May 2019, 00:15 ]


Greenfield Arts are delighted to bring artist in residence Richard Bliss to the area to work with the wider community including the community connected to Greenfield Arts, the Men’s cree and our volunteers. Richard is a collaborative artist who engages the public in his work and seeks to question the role of men and masculinity in our community today.

Richard has recently been working alongside the Men’s Cree Group exploring what masculinity means to them and sharing ideas of individual perceptions.  The group are creating new work that will represent the enquiry which will be showcased in a high-profile exhibition at Greenfield Arts in late summer. 

The exhibition ‘Man-made’ is an exploration of how men adjust to changing masculinity and will include work supported by Lubaina Himid (Turner Prize Winner 2017) and artist William Titley.  The exhibition will run from Thursday 25th July – Wednesday 18th September and includes a preview and talk event on Wednesday 24th July from 18:00 – 20:00 which is free and open to the public. 

The residency is one of many projects and activities that seek to encourage creativity and the opportunity for people to express themselves and have a strong voice.  If you would like to know more about the full programme just visit our website at www.greenfield-arts.co.uk email info@greenfield-arts.co.uk or call our friendly team on 01325 379048. 

Greenfield Arts are a Creative Community

posted 16 May 2019, 00:11 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 May 2019, 00:12 ]

Greenfield Arts were delighted to welcome artists and members of the community to their recent ‘Creative Community’ event.  The evening offered the opportunity to preview the inspirational ‘A Creative Life’ exhibition and join artists to celebrate and explore what creative community means.

The event was a great success and offered a range of creative opportunities engaging those who attended with their creativity and providing an opportunity to express themselves.  Artist Nic Golightly was on hand to share a sense place and help discover and map out the landmarks in Newton Aycliffe and Shildon that brought about a sense of community and encouraged everyone to share special memories. 

Artist and filmmaker Laura Degnan brought people together to make an original stop motion animation that captured a love of Greenfield Arts and the wider community – an amazing feat in the time available!  Watch this space for the final cut.

Thank you to all who came along and made the evening such a special occasion. It was lovely to see people come together creatively, reminding us all how important a sense of community can be and how we can express ourselves.

Katy Milne, Director of Arts and Creativity at Greenfield Arts said “We are privileged to work with such extraordinary people and work in such amazing communities.  We are heading towards our 20th anniversary and a year of celebrations in 2020 to celebrate the creativity across the community.”

 ‘A Creative Life’ runs from Thursday 2nd May – Wednesday 26th June in The Greenfield Gallery. This wonderful collection of work showcases creations from people who work at Greenfield and is a must see.

  If you would like further details of this and future events please visit our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk call us on 01325 379048 or email info@greenfield-arts.co.uk

Creative Writing at Greenfield Arts

posted 16 May 2019, 00:08 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 16 May 2019, 00:09 ]


Greenfield Arts are offering the opportunity to be creative by putting pen to paper and learning skills that allow you to express yourself.  The two creative writing workshops will be led by writer Dani Watson and will focus on writing techniques, question what writing is and inspire you through creative games and practical tips.

The sessions will run on Friday 14th and Friday 21st June from 13:00 – 15:00 in a lovely environment and form part of our summer programme where we are exploring who we are and ways to express ideas and develop our voice. The sessions cost just £25.00 for the two sessions and are suitable for all levels.

If you would like to know more about the workshops or our programme of events and activities why not contact our friendly team on 01325 379048 or email at info@greenfield-arts.co.uk you can also check out our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk where you can use our simple online form to enrol.

North East Special Educational Needs Conference

posted 3 May 2019, 02:27 by Liam Spensley   [ updated 3 May 2019, 02:31 by Daniel Potts ]





‘A Creative Life’ at Greenfield Arts

posted 1 May 2019, 04:30 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 1 May 2019, 04:30 ]

Greenfield Arts are delighted to announce their latest exhibition ‘A Creative Life’.  This wonderful collection of work showcases creations from people who work at Greenfield Community College and looks at their skills and attributes through the work they create.

To preview the exhibition Greenfield Arts are hosting ‘A Creative Community’ event and would like to invite you to come along to celebrate and discover how we are all part of an ever-increasing creative community.  Join the artists from the exhibition and artists Laura Degnan and Nic Golightly to explore what creative community means. 

The evening will offer the opportunity to see the exhibition and take part in creative activities in an informal and relaxed environment.  The free event will be held on Wednesday 1st May from 18:00 – 20:00 and everyone is welcome, refreshments will be available and you will have the chance to be the first to see this inspirational exhibition.

‘A Creative Life’ runs from Thursday 2nd May – Wednesday 26th June in The Greenfield Gallery.  If you would like further details of this and future events please visit our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk call us on 01325 379048 or email info@greenfield-arts.co.uk

Greenfield bid Farewell to Floral Professional

posted 1 May 2019, 04:27 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 1 May 2019, 04:27 ]

 

Greenfield Arts are sorry to say goodbye to an inspirational member of their community. Respected Floral Art tutor, Cynthia Scott, has been a constant presence at Greenfield since 1992 and has inspired a stream of participants to create fabulous floral displays encouraging students to become proficient and creative in their discipline.

Cynthia is very well respected in the world of floral art and has even been part of the team who decorated Westminster Abbey for the Wedding of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson in 1986.  Her enthusiasm and friendly manner have brought pleasure to the many participants at Greenfield Arts and to the staff who have appreciated her professionalism and inspirational attitude.

The floral art group has grown in confidence with many members returning every season to learn creatively and share ideas with expert guidance from Cynthia. The group have been inspired to further their creativity at Greenfield and are continuing to meet on a regular basis, a testament to Cynthia’s influence.  The group meet up on selected Fridays and new members are welcome.

We wish Cynthia all the very best for her retirement and although her teaching has come to a close we look forward to seeing her at Greenfield Arts at events and activities in the future.

If you would like more information about floral art or any other activities and projects please visit our website at www.greenfield-arts.co.uk or email info@greenfield-arts.co.,uk alternatively you can call our friendly team on 01325 379048 for further information.

Creative Writing at Greenfield Arts

posted 1 May 2019, 04:24 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 1 May 2019, 04:25 ]

Greenfield Arts are offering the opportunity to be creative by putting pen to paper and learning skills that allow you to express yourself.  The two creative writing workshops will be led by writer Dani Watson and will focus on writing techniques, question what writing is and inspire you through creative games and practical tips.

The sessions will run on Friday 14th and Friday 21st June from 13:00 – 15:00 in a lovely environment and form part of our summer programme where we are exploring who we are and ways to express ideas and develop our voice. The sessions cost just £25.00 for the two sessions and are suitable for all levels.

If you would like to know more about the workshops or our programme of events and activities why not contact our friendly team on 01325 379048 or email at info@greenfield-arts.co.uk you can also check out our website www.greenfield-arts.co.uk where you can use our simple online form to enrol.

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