Free Half Term activities
Camden Summer University will be offering young people a variety of free activities over the half term break. Acland Burghley students will have priority for attending the three courses hosted at the school so get signed up now!
To sign up, go to Camden Summer University website: https://cmdn.co.uk
Creative writing online (Zoom)
We experience Black History Month this year with greater national understanding about the systemic racism in the UK and the UK's past as a colonial power. The protests of the summer have shed a bright light on the challenging and painful issues of discrimination and racial inequality and have encouraged us to demand a more equal and just society. Join us this half term for a three-day course to learn about and celebrate the Black British voices that have been missing from history lessons, and to use your writing skills to tell their stories and bring them to life. We will also explore the work of contemporary Black artists in the UK and use their ideas to inspire our own creative pieces. If you are a budding writer, an emerging poet, a historian, or simply someone who is interested in learning how we can shape our society for the better, then this course is for you. Join us as we embark on a creative journey. This course will be streamed on Zoom make sure you have this downloaded before the start of the class.
Mon 26 to Weds 28 Oct 10am–1pm
Sign language online (Zoom)
Are you skilled at learning new languages? Want to stand out from the crowd, and to make a difference in other people's lives? Then this course is for you. You will learn and practice the signals, gestures and facial expressions to be able to communicate in sign language. You will also learn to develop an awareness about the sensitivities to Deaf culture and the community. Sign up to get new skills, to gain confidence, and to be able to reach out and start conversations without the spoken word. If you are lucky enough to find speaking straightforward, give yourself a challenge and make new friends in the process. This course will be streamed on Zoom make sure you have this downloaded before the start of the class.
Mon 26 and Tue 27 Oct 10.30am–2.30pm
Congolese cookery at Acland Burghley School
Food is an important part of many cultures and Congolese food is no exception. Come along to this exciting new course delivered by YouTube sensation, Princess of Let’s cook with Elle. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl3rk0t1OTo5qdYdRWFNWpw With over 32K followers this amazing young cook will share with you some of her favourite recipes and cooking tips as well as the cultural significance of the wonderful dishes you will prepare. All ingredients will be supplied. There are limited places as we will be working within social distancing guidance, so please only sign up if you can attend all 3 days. As we are working inside you will be required to wear a mask.
Weds 28 to Friday 30 Oct 10.30am–3pm
African clay masks at Acland Burghley School
Inspired by African wooden wall masks, you will use air drying clay and sculpting tools to create your own decorative face masks. During this course, we will explore meanings, marks and expressions and focus on the positive meanings behind the faces we create. You’ll get a chance to decorate and paint your new creation. There are limited places as we will be working within social distancing guidance, so please only sign up if you can attend both days. As we are working inside you will be required to wear a mask.
Mon 26 and Tue 27 Oct 11am – 3pm
Bag Making at Acland Burghley School
Using a variety of different patterns, you will be able to create your own tote or backpack bag. Our tutor will show you different techniques, make pockets, straps and fastenings to create very different results. You can include your own design variations as you mix and match techniques and fabrics to create a very individually styles bag, which will be the envy of all! Materials will be supplied but if you have a favourite fabric you want to use to use please bring it along. The room will be marked out for social distancing and you will have your own equipment for the duration of the course. There are limited places as we will be working within social distancing guidance, so please only sign up if you can attend all 3 days. As we are working inside you will be required to wear a mask.
Weds 28 to Fri 30 Oct 11am-3pm
Pottery at 1A Arts Centre
Come and explore black history and culture through ceramics. You'll spend time looking at traditional sculpture and art from across the African diaspora, you'll then use it to inspire your own clay creations. Working with an experienced potter, you'll learn skills in hand building and glazing in a fun and safe environment. We will be working within social distancing guidelines within the studio and as we will be inside, you will be required to wear a mask. There are limited places as we will be working within social distancing guidance, so please only sign up if you can attend all 4 days.
Mon, Tue and Thurs and Friday 10.30am–3.30pm