'Lost Words' at RCM Truro
Over 150 Aspire children from our Truro Hub of schools came together at the Royal Cornwall Museum on Wednesday 5th December to celebrate the culmination of a term's work on the stunning The Lost Words project.
Weasels, ravens, adders, kingfishers and herons, precious symbols of a natural world in danger of disappearing from our 21st century vocabulary, but now carved into the psyche of the pupils, staff and parents watching Probus Primary School, Truro Learning Academy, Mount Hawke Academy and St Mawes Primary School; shouting loud and bringing them back!
Every child that took part in the autumn term Lost Words workshops, culminating in the Royal Cornwall Museum performance, has achieved their Discover Arts Award – a nationally recognised certificate that is issued by Trinity College London and supported by Arts Council England.
Sarah Waller, Arts & Culture consultant at the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) commented, "It’s vital we communicate the importance of arts subjects in developing the future leaders of our country and that we’re able to work with education leaders, such as the Aspire Academy Trust, who really recognise the value of creativity as key to children’s learning and development. Together, we can ensure every child and young person across the region is offered similar arts opportunities."
Celine Elliott, Community Engagement Officer at the Royal Cornwall Museum said, "We were delighted to be a part of this unique partnership, bringing so many young people and their families to the museum. Celebrating ‘The Lost Words’ through art, music, language & movement in the historic setting of the Royal Cornwall Museum gave a taste of possible future collaborations which we hope will blossom as a result of this event."
A huge thank you to all involved, with particular mention to the Royal Cornwall Museum for the use of the building for the day, in light of the refurbishment of the Hall for Cornwall, RIO for making it all happen and not least, Rob Macfarlane and Jackie Morris for penning this extraordinary book in the first place.
The Aspire Academy Trust is so proud of all our children who have all proved to be worthy Arts ambassadors - Cornish cultural education partnership in action.