Secondary

Trying on artwork during the North Tyneside Sound Walk.

Within secondary education we work with Year 7 – 9, focusing on growing cultural and social capital and boosting confidence and self esteem.            

We offer short and long term projects which take place at school and involve trips to various places and spaces of historic, cultural or social significance. Over the course of the project, pupils work together with professional artists and musicians to create a performance piece or a sound walk, which explores stories from their local history, and how these stories are connected to our lives today.

The creative process is pupil-led and we develop these projects directly in relation to the needs, ideas and ambitions of the participating pupils. Every aspect of the performance or sound walk is created by the pupils – whether that’s research, writing, rehearsing, creating, recording or promoting.  

We work in partnership with local archives, museums, Universities, libraries, and other sites of interest to delivery the project. This means we’re able to take participating children on exciting trips to places where their learning can be further enriched and their horizons can be further stretched.

Where possible these projects are offered free of charge. If we ask for a contribution from the the participating school, we try to keep this as low as possible. We also try to subsidise or cover the cost of coach travel if it is needed.

Click here to learn more about our current projects, or click here to read about our approach to teaching and learning in our Handbook.

Get in touch with us at info@handof.co.uk if you would like your school to be involved in a project like this.