Imagineer has worked with 5 Coventry Primary Schools this year: Whitmore Park, St Barts, Corpus Christie, Moathouse, Holy Family, on The Marvellous Mechanical Machines Project funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Medwell Hyde, The Premier Group and John Haynes and in partnership with Warwick University. This is a Science technology engineering arts and maths (STEAM) project where children and teachers work on an authentic commission with professional engineers and artists.
Marvellous Mechanical Machines Commission
To imagine and create designs for marvellous moving mechanical machines. These machines will form a Waymarker Arts Trail along a new cycle path to be created as part of a new Charterhouse Heritage Park. The machines will be inspired by and reflect the history and heritage of Stoke and the Charterhouse area of Coventry. There is a wealth of history and heritage to draw on including people, places, events and changing industry running from the 1300’s when the Charterhouse was started, up to the present day.
The machines need to be surprising, unique, fun and engaging – appealing to all ages. Machines will be located in specific places near to the new cycle track. The machines will be powered to ‘come alive’ for a couple of magical minutes.
The inspiring Change Conference 2017 Festival of Imagineers
The first Inspiring change conference took place at Study Inn Conference Centre in September as part of the festival. The aim was to share projects promoting The STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, maths) agenda to artists, educationalists and businesses. Included in the programme were case studies from Highly Sprung Performance Company – One Giant Leap; The Imagineerium Initiative, Marvellous Mechanical Machines; Dominic Wilcox The Little Inventors Project (Sunderland); The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The National Picture. The conference posed a series of questions around the value of the work and how to move it forward. The delegates were keen for the conference to continue and to expand the knowledge base other national and international work and to influence change in relation to STEM curriculum development. For further details of the conference and to receive conference notes please contact Jane Hytch – firstname.lastname@example.org
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