Origins: Maori Heritage Project (May 2011 - June 2012)

Participation and Learning project of the Origins: Festival of First Nations 2011

Funding has been awarded to our partner Border Crossings for the second Origins: Festival of First Nations by Arts Council England, and for the associated Participation and Learning project by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 


Photography for Persuasive Literacy (2009)

Year 4 Students at Barham Primary School (London Borough of Brent) enhanced their Persuasive Writing with photography skills. First they analysed how images are used in advertising then they took photographs to enhance their own poster campaigns.

The Flower (Touring June - July 2011)

A new performance combining dance, animation & original live music. Touring London primary schools 13th June – 1st July 2011.

 "Beautiful, clever, charming."

(Yr 6 teacher, Rhodes Avenue Primary School, N11)


 "The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves & had wonderful ideas for interpretation.

Mowgli Learns to be a Wolf

Based on The Jungle Book, a performance introduced the characters and the subject matter followed by a workshop which looked at difference and discrimination through animal characters. Students were encouraged to:

• Explore FEELINGS

• CHALLENGE negative behaviour



Healthy Choices

Key Stage 2 students met teenage characters Zara and Lee as they faced difficult choices around smoking, drugs, eating or relationships.

Students were encouraged to:

• EXPLORE influences, motivations, emotions

• Identify RISKS

• Discover CHOICES

School of Rock

Students work with professional musicians to write, perform and record their own original song in one day. Lyrics express a chosen PSHCE theme - past songs have covered bullying, drugs, transitions, the environment.

School of Rock Activity Pack

Resource Pack of lyrics, ideas and activities to accompany the CD of original songs created by Primary classes with Polygon musicians. Themes include: bullying, drugs, the environment, transitions, school.

For your copy of the CD, please email for your copy of the CD - 8 songs plus 8 instrumental 'sing-along' tracks just £7 inc. P&P.