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Here at Ingestre Hall we have a passion for creativity, and making a positive difference to the lives of young people is at the heart of everything we do. Below are the weekly blogs that we post for the groups that stay with us on residentials. We look for inspiration in our day to day lives and believe it is important to recognise and celebrate talent and creativity. As well as this we post about all things Ingestre as we hope to have a close and personable relationship with visitors both past and present.  
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Posts from June 2019

In what was a busy rotation week, Ingestre was host to a shared group made up of Brickhouse and Lyng primary schools. The groups worked together to create and perform in dance, drama, visual art and music. All students took part in a rotation this week , meaning that they participated and performed in two separate art-forms. There was also time for the two schools to socialise with games in the Great Hall and grounds, treasure hunts, visits to our WW1 exhibition, 3D movie nights and even a disco to end the week. 
The theme for the week was Harry Potter, which offered some spellbinding and magical narratives for the students to create with. 
What a brilliant week! This week the students form Wodensborough Ormiston Academy came to Ingestre Arts. With the group ranging from Year 7 to Year 10 there was a lot of apprehension on the first day however, by the end of the week all this had changed. The first workshop was a team building activity, where working in mixed groups, the students had to make a bridge to support a full drinks can. Bridges were marked on their aesthetic, and also their effectiveness! With the emphasis on teamwork, students were forced to communicate with others who they wouldn’t necessarily have approached on their own, and whilst it sounds tough, it made for beginnings of lots of new friendships through the week. 
The 58 students threw themselves into workshops in Drama, Dance, Music and Art, all pushing them out of their comfort zones resulting in some fantastic work. 
You don’t always get what you expect. Trump. Brexit. Who saw it coming? And persistent, at times torrential, rain in June. You didn’t bargain on that when you booked your summer educational visit and bought your shorts and shades, did you?! 
However, every cloud (and there are lots around as I write) has a silver lining – if you look hard enough. 
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