MADD Day 2015

A multi-discipline, cross-cultural arts day for Year 9 students in our fourth year of partnership with Chingford Foundation School.

We once again visited Chingford Foundation School this summer for a one-day arts extravaganza for Year 9. MADD day (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) featured 8 different workshops, with the 240 students rotating between sessions throughout the day.

Creative music-making sessions included songwriting led by Paul Griffiths, where students used their own ideas to create melodies, samba percussion led by Adriano Adewale, where students learned about this popular Brazilian art form, and the rudiments of beatboxing, with beatboxer Radio.

Students practised their visual art creativity with printmaking workshops led by artist Mónica Rivas Velásquez, in which students created their own designs on canvas bags, chosen to encourage awareness of the environment and discourage the use of plastic bags. Neemita Dabhi and Bhavnisha Champaneri delivered calming and creative sessions of rangoli, an Indian art form using coloured rice, sand and coconut to create temporary intricate floor designs.

Students were physically challenged in capoeira workshops with Goia and Jan from Kabula Capoeira, Tai Chi led by Tiger Guarding the Gate School, and hip hop dance sessions led by B-Better.

“It was fun and I got creative.”
“It was interesting and fun. It also gave me some ideas (for martial arts) and inspired me to do more tai chi in my spare time.”
“It was enjoyable and creative and I liked working in groups.”
“Everyone took part and it was fun.”
“It was fun and engaging, beats and music was amazing.”
“It showed lots of activities. What I found most enjoyable was the fighting and the singing.”

We are very grateful to all the practitioners who led their workshops and to the staff and students at Chingford Foundation School for an incredibly active but thoroughly rewarding day.

Showing At

  1. Chingford Foundation School
    29th Jun 2015 - 9:00 am
  1. Chingford Foundation School — 29th Jun 2015 - 9:00 am

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Showing At

  1. Chingford Foundation School
    29th Jun 2015 - 9:00 am

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