Staff and students from three primary schools worked alongside a creative, inspired by the collections at the Towner Art gallery, Eastbourne. Each school project aimed to engage families with the creative process and culminated in a shared event – the Towner Takeover Day – where students exhibited their work and led creative activities in the gallery spaces.
Who was involved
How can families become actively and creatively involved with the learning of young people through experiencing the Towner gallery?
Teachers and practitioners benefitted from shared planning sessions facilitated by Creative Partnerships and the Towner Gallery, sharing ideas and good practise. All partners were brought together at the Towner Gallery event and the gallery spaces curated by students and were used in untraditional ways (for example, with one exhibition space in the lift!)Back to top
I enjoyed planning the tour for our parents because we all got to take part, I feel nervous but excited.
Pupil, Bourne School
It was great because I’d never been to the gallery with my parents before and we got to take them in the art store.
Pupil, Langney School
Kids enjoyed themselves and were enthusiastic, it was a joint learning and sharing experience.
Parent, Bourne School
Towner is such a vibrant place, dedicated to learning at every age. The gallery offers lots of ways to learn together as a family both at Towner and when you return home, filled with creative inspiration. These events will no doubt inspire teachers and parents with lots of new ideas to make homework exciting!
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Councillor Neil Stanley