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Students and artist create an alternative classroom at North Cambridge Academy

“When I first came into this room it looked like a play ground. I like it! I feel very comfortable in this room”

We are delighted to reveal photos of a new alternative classroom as part of our residency at North Cambridge Academy. Our Learning Associate Lucy Wheeler said: “It was great to finally reveal the new classroom to the students for the first time, after a month of keeping it under wraps while it was being transformed. The students’ ideas for the room have been made into a reality with the help of artist Johann Arens. We’re looking forward to getting creative in the alternative classroom over the next year.”

The classroom has been turned into an alternative studio space and will be used by students throughout the year-long residency for discussions, display and creative workshops. The Kettle’s Yard learning team will also be running activity from the classroom every Monday, providing the opportunity for every student at North Cambridge Academy to take part.

So far student reactions to the room have been great

“Unique, rules are slightly different, creates a really positive atmosphere, a place to socialize”

“Very interesting room, good range of colours. Came in to see it, use it, it is a very relaxing and different”

If you’d like to come and see the room come along to a public open evening on the 24 June from 3-6pm and learn more about the residency. There will be opportunities to meet the artist, see students’ artwork as well as getting a sneak peek at the new school building.