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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 tagged “Art”

As we start to wind down for the summer holidays there seems to be an increasing sense of mindfulness around the hall. This week Ingestre hosted the students from Dormston School, Dudley for a week of Drama, Dance, Art and Music workshops. The theme for the week was Resilience, which offered the students a rather broad narrative in which to create. 
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. 
Ingestre Remembered 
 
Following on from a project between Ingestre Arts and Windsor Park Middle School about World War I and its impact on the local area, a permanent 
memorial has now been installed as a reminder of the project and was a perfect focus for the school’s Remembrance Assembly on Friday afternoon. 
Produced by our Visual Arts tutor, Heather, the mosaic is nearly a metre and a half wide, and depicts the silhouette of Ingestre Hall and three 
stylised poppies. 
Tividale Community Primary School. 
 
Last week we were lucky enough to host an amazing group of 45 students from Tividale Community Primary School, Sandwell. 
 
Art, Drama, Music and Dance were the art forms used to explore the schools theme of Mythology. Tutors and visiting school staff were “absolutely blown away by the talent and creativity” that the students expressed. 
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