Monthly Archives May 2016

Visit to Cambridge Junction

“Wave” by Gill Brigg – Review by Georgie Wave is an interactive play for people with disabilities or not. It was a fun way to introduce people to Shakespeare who may not be familiar with his writing. It had fun things to interact with; sound effects, water, colourful lighting and even the audience were included in the performance. The music was somewhat wonderful. It made us laugh and it even made some of us cry. The acting was very much thought out and well done. The characters were very well played. It was a great experience for everyone. Beautifully put together, a great
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Sharing Heritage: Learning-disabled people from Rowan celebrate grant award from Heritage Lottery Fund.

Sharing Heritage: Learning-disabled people from Rowan celebrate grant award from Heritage Lottery Fund We are delighted to announce that Rowan has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Sharing Heritage grant. Our project will focus on the heritage of the River Cam in Cambridge. A group of our learning-disabled students will explore the history of the river, learning about its rich heritage with other members of the community. This is the first heritage project students at Rowan have ever taken part in and the first project where we are involving so many members of the local community in our work at
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Tablet fun

Tablet fun Rowan’s learning-disabled students are very pleased to be using some new equipment this week. Donated by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, these new tablets are transforming the way we work in the studio.   Our first task has been to ensure every student has had a chance to use them and we have all been learning how to take photographs and navigating our way round all the different things available. We have made a film  – which is probably not ready for YouTube yet! – and have been downloading a number of drawing apps for students to use in their work. The
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Exploring the process of artist led learning

Exploring the process of artist led learning Since Christmas, Sheila Ceccarelli from Access Art has been working with us at Rowan to document the way we teach and learn at Rowan. All our tutors at Rowan are artists who bring a wealth of experience and creativity to Rowan enabling learning-disabled people to create a wide and diverse range of art works in our 5 studios.   Sheila spent time in the ceramics studio with Deputy Manager Abi Moore and ceramics tutor Sarah Nibbs, photographing and talking to students, volunteers and staff exploring our artist-led approach exploring the process of one
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