A New Direction

This is the second year Marlborough School has been working collaboratively with A New Direction (AND) who are based at the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Last year we took a group of our students to visit the Tate where they were given the opportunity to create and exhibit art pieces that had been created at school with their peers. We worked in partnership with several different schools at the Tate to create a large 3D structure made from cardboard boxes these were personalised to reflect individual student’s personal interests.

We had an amazing time visiting The Tate and gave our students a wonderful opportunity to experience this amazing art gallery.  At the end of the event families, staff and school governors were invited to view our amazing art work. We are looking forward to giving even more of our students the opportunity to participate at the I Am At Tate festival this year.

This year several of our classes will be visiting the Tate as part of I Am At Tate Exchange Festival 2019, we will be working in partnership with other schools to participate in a precision and take part in various creative workshops across the day. From 28-30 March 2019

“I Am At Tate Exchange Festival is an ambitious partnership between A New Direction, Tate Exchange and 25 special schools from across London. The festival works to advocate for richer cultural opportunities for deaf, disabled and neurodiverse children and young people, while celebrating their creativity and making disability more visible in London’s cultural venues.

The majority of the activity at the festival has been devised and curated by students and teachers, and offers an insight into the vital role the arts play in special school education. The festival will be open to the public, and admission is free - we invite you all to come along and join in the fun!

The 'I Am At Tate Exchange Festival' will form part of the 2019 Tate Exchange programme.

From 26-30 March, 200 deaf, disabled and neurodiverse pupils from 25 special schools from across London will join together to take over the 5th floor of the Blavatnik Building in Tate Modern to host a festival which showcases and celebrates their creativity.

The majority of the activity in the space has been devised and curated by the students and teachers and offers an insight into the vital role the arts play in special school education. Elements of the festival will be open to the public, and admission is free. There will be plenty of opportunities for gallery visitors to join in the fun.”

Details of all the activities taking place this year's festival can be found on the A New Direction website: https://www.anewdirection.org.uk/what-we-do/schools/i-am-at-tate-exchange-festival