Skills for life

Skills for Life

Astrid Arnold and Touch­Wood South West’s schools project.

Currently the experience of craft skills in state primary and secondary schools is very much under-represented or missing from the curriculum, creating a sharp decline in contemporary craft innovation and practice for the generation to come.

This project from TouchWood South West has provided artistic craft education at primary school level by introducing the children to a range of craft disciplines delivered by highly skilled practitioners and supported by MAKE Southwest. Through learning the skills needed to make essential items for the home, children will develop and practice their fine motor skills, gain confidence, perseverance, stamina and creativity, and learn practical skills that will be useful throughout life.

This exhibition will show the results of this ambitious and timely 2 year project.
Skills for life