The easi programme is an exciting and innovative partnership between tees valley arts and the North East Process Industry Cluster Education Unit (NEPIC).
The easi programme sought to explore ways in which science and the arts can work together, to raise aspirations in education across the Tees Valley, and to promote a wider understanding of, and engagement with, the world of science and industry.
easi programme activities in schools offered pupils and teaching staff the opportunity to engage with their local historical and geographical suroundings, and the processes that have built them, and to explore basic scientific processes in imaginative and creative ways. The links with NEPIC ensure unrivalled worksite access and support.
The easi programme offered continuing professional development and support for teachers and PGCE students and fed into the evolve programme.
The easi programme consisted of the following projects:
Priory Woods School chose the Human Skeleton – movement and structure, as the curriculum subject to be explored with a sculptor, Frazer Johnston and dramatist, Ruth Hindmarsh, from Busy Ape Arts over ten weekly sessions. A digital artist, Chris O’Neill and selected pupils documented the project, providing a personal view of the projects journey. The project culminated in an outstanding performance. This work is now being expanded to the schools award winning website and will provide an interactive, accessible tool for delivering the curriculum. This aims to enable a broader range of children to actively and positively engage with the subject and develop their learning of that subject.