Working with 16 members of a Year 3 Nurture Group, their teacher and teaching assistant, Mapping the World Around Us explored some of the key events in Kirby’s timeline, allying these to the children’s skills – and supporting them in challenging their aspirations.

A time vortex hovering over the school allowed the children to meet both Hagar (a Viking farmer who had settled in the area) and Sir Bertie Snow (a Victorian cartographer interested in the impact of the coming of the railways). The children not only designed and created Viking shields, painted clay masks and modern-day maps – but storyboarded, wrote and filmed a stop-motion animation linking the Kirkby of 1011 with that of 2011 (all of which were shared with parents at a special celebratory event)!

“I really can’t speak highly enough of what the as creatives team put together for my class – we’re really hoping to work with you again in the future!” Class Teacher

“The thing that was great about working with as creatives was that it was so different. I loved it!” Year 3 Pupil

Mapping the World Around Us was commissioned by Westvale Primary School and supported with funding from Curious Minds.