first school visit

Becky reports:

This month the TALE project’s first school research visit took place at Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke, London. The school has a long history of art and creative education and it was fascinating to see the ‘TALLIS HABITS,’ developed with researchers for Creativity, Culture and Education in 2012 (reported here), so strongly in evidence in school lesson planning and visibly around the school.



Figure 1: Tallis Habits

The habits were clearly important to the young people I spoke to too. It was interesting also to hear about the young people’s own arts’ practice being discussed and shared in the school and indeed the corridors being fully utilised as studio space.


Figure 2: Tallis students at work

Lots of rich data was collected and dynamic discussions entered into with staff and students.

IMG_1159And more great work by Thomas Tallis students  can be viewed on Flickr.



arts council peer learning

Emily Pringle (Tate), Becky Parry and Pat Thomson (University of Nottingham) attended the first peer learning day for the eight research projects funded by the Arts Council. Every project gave a brief presentation of their work.

We were very pleased to meet with our colleague researchers and hear about some shared concerns, particularly around ethics and impact – things that we will no doubt be thinking about a lot in the next two and a half years.