Graphic Design students at the secondary school will be working with an artist to inform their understanding of creating conscious and appropriate representations of disability using the Tokyo 1964 Games for inspiration and reflection. Their creative output will inform projects at the primary school and in the community where the use of language and imagery surrounding disability will be examined and challenged. Find out about our other community workshops from the community workshops here

Waddesdon Church of England Secondary School

14th June - September 2021

Year 9 graphic design students from Waddesdon Church of England Secondary School met Helene Raynsford, Paralympian gold medallist rower from Beijing 2008, finding out about her personal journey and the impact of representations of para-sport, as seen in promotional material surrounding the Paralympic Games.  This was a theme built upon by Artist, Caroline Cardus, whose experience as a disabled woman informs her reflective and language-based art form.  Students attended two valuable and insightful mentoring workshops with Caroline who talked with them individually about the work they were producing and the messages they conveyed, intentionally and unintentionally, which enabled the students to build on their work in an informed and conscious way.  We are looking forward to the celebration event to come in September, which will showcase the work developed out of this project.