Billingham School to artistically explore the Amazon Rainforest

Oakdene Primary School pupils in Billingham are about to embark on an artistic journey into the Amazon Rainforest.

Working with tees valley arts Heritage Officer Joe Dunne, year 6 pupils will be creating colourful batiks on the theme of the Amazon Rainforest and its thousands of animal species.

Joe Dunne, Tees Valley Arts’ Heritage Officer explained,

“This will be a fun way for the children to raise their awareness of environment issues by working with an artist to create a permanent piece of art for the school that can also be used as a teaching tool.”

Liz Hopper, Head Teacher at Oakdene Primary School commented

“At Oakdene, we recognise that empowering our pupils to take responsibility for their own future is a crucial feature of their education. This pioneering approach of using the arts as a vehicle to help pupils understand our impact on the planet will encourage them to weigh up the evidence for themselves.”

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.