Our Work With Schools
Magic Me connects schools with older people in their community through the arts. We work with Primary and Secondary Schools across Tower Hamlets, connecting students with local older people for mutual benefit.
Outside In brought together children from Clara Grant Primary School with older people in the local community, at the Linc Centre.
Passing Notes brought together children from Osmani Primary School with residents from John Sinclair Court, managed by One Housing.
Our Decorum project in 2017/18 builds on the work from the first Decorum Project bringing together girls from Mulberry School and women from East London. Together they explored what good behaviour, decorum, means for women in the 21st Century.
Stepney Stories brought together children from John Scurr Primary School, Tower Hamlets with residents from Hawthorn Green Care Home, Tower Hamlets in Autumn 2017.
Local older people from Tower Hamlets (linked to the Bromley-by-Bow Centre and the Fern Street Settlement) worked with pupils from Clara Grant Primary School and Old Palace Primary School in 2016 to create an original performance about life's journeys, migration and transitions.
Frames of Brick Lane
A group of twelve older people living in the Brick Lane area and twelve year 3 pupils from Christ Church C of E Primary School, Brick Lane worked together in to create a series of large scale paintings, Frames of Brick Lane, exploring the living history of the local area which were exhibited in 2015.
Recipes for Success
This project, from 2014, was designed to provide the opportunity for different generations in Stratford to meet and share ideas. The group learned new skills to make fruit shaped cushions. And alternated each week to the kitchen to come up with new recipes.