Sheringham Woodfields School will be holding its first Open Studio Event in the school courtyard from 9:30am to 14.30pm on Friday 30 September, and again on Friday 7 October 2022.
The artworks on display will include paintings, charcoal drawings, sculptures and mono-prints and portraits, all of which will have been created by the school’s pupils and staff. These exhibits will celebrate the traditions, locations, people and animals for which Norfolk is so well known.
Sheringham Woodfields pupils will be on hand at both Open Studio Events to greet visitors, serve refreshments and to provide an insight into the varied range of activities which make up the life of this innovative SEND school.
It is also hoped to provide a limited number of tours around the School and its new Carole Fields Therapy Centre which, despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns, has been in full use since last year.
“The pupils and staff are working incredibly hard to produce an eclectic collection of artworks for our first Open Studio Event,” commented Jake Millin, the teacher who is organising the Event, which is part of the Norfolk Open Studios scheme running from 24 September to 9 October 2022.
He continued: “Art plays an important part in the life of our School and last year a work entitled ‘Emotions in Colour’ created by our Maple Class featured in the 2021 Royal Academy of Art Young Artists Summer Show.
“Everyone here is greatly looking forward to the Open Studio Event, and we are hoping to attract visitors from the wider North Norfolk communities, as well as from the families and friends of our pupils and staff.”
Sheringham Woodfields School is a purpose-built school for pupils with complex needs situated on the outskirts of Sheringham, where it shares a campus with Sheringham Academy and Sheringham Primary School. It offers exceptional facilities both within the school and in the outside play areas which are designed to assist pupils with complex needs and multi-sensory impairments to gain the best possible education.
Recent developments, including the Fields Therapy Centre which was part of the Local Authority’s SEND Transformation project, now enable the school to cater for 145 pupils from across Norfolk who are supported by 140 members of staff.