As children all over Salford and the UK were welcomed back to the new school term full of excitement, with new pencil cases in hand, here at The Lowry we have been non-stop with visits from schools.
From Salford to Scunthorpe, since the start of the new term, over 500 school children have come through the Lowry doors to take part in creative learning workshops with their school.
These children aged from five up to 18 have been using their imagination and creativity as a way to inspire and enhance their learning by leaving the classroom and taking the trip to Salford Quays to bring their learning to life.
From getting messy painting LS. Lowry’s industrial landscapes to cantering around our dance studios in War Horse puppetry workshops, to 3D Model making we have hit the ground running (or galloping) this September.
And this is only the beginning, as we have over 2000 more children and young people expected over the next two months who are set to take part in creative workshops that allow them to bring the curriculum to life using visual arts, dance and drama in a way that makes learning fun and exciting.
We have also welcomed over 1000 children from other schools and colleges into the building to see a range of high quality theatre and dance performances on our stages including National Theatre’s War Horse and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast.
Schools have been invited intoour award winning Galleries to see the work of LS.Lowry and our ever popular Children’s Television exhibition ‘Here’s one we made earlier’.
As a hub for creative activity in Salford, at The Lowry we are so pleased at how many children and young people have been enjoying what we have to offer with their schools so far this term, and we’re only at the end of September; we can’t wait for the rest of the term to unfold.
If you haven’t been to see us yet and you are a teacher at a local school that would like to find out more about free visits, creative workshops, theatre tickets or more then you can come along to The Lowry’s Teachers Advisory Panel on Thursday 16 October from 4.30pm.
All teachers are welcome, just drop us an email at Lynsey.firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place- we’d love to see you there!