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Call out to Schools for World Transplant Games Art Programme

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We are inviting expressions of interest from schools to take part in the schools’ programme for The World Transplant Games which are taking place this summer in our region. These workshops are offered for free to the selected schools and will be led by Northern Print who have extensive experience in managing printmaking projects in schools.

The World Transplant Games are a celebration of a second chance of living life to the full, human courage and physical fitness. The Games aim to raise public awareness and acceptance of organ donation, increase donor registrations and encourage donors to share their wishes. The Games take place in the city from 17- 24 August 2019. You can find out more about this here.

We are seeking four schools, one from each location hosting events for World Transplant Games in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Tyne Valley. The programme of activity is devised for KS2 through to KS4 and will be delivered over three days. This includes a visit from a specialist with experience in organ donation and transplantation with opportunities to discuss the science and social issues relating to organ donation and transplantation which will then be explored through art and printmaking. The pupils will have the opportunity to learn new skills in printmaking with the final artworks will be exhibited as part of the World Transplant Games. Organ Donation Teaching resources available via NHS and Scottish Executive will be used to inform the planning and delivery of the workshops and to ensure the content is age-appropriate.

The activity offered to each school includes:
Half day: Introduction to the themes of the project; discussion about organ donation and transplantation by specialist / personal experience.
Half day: Looking at visual imagery and developing ideas and texts to develop into prints.
One day: Printmaking – preparing and making screens / blocks etc for printing.
One day: Final printing session.

All the activities can take place in the school using Northern Print’s specialist printmaking equipment. If the school would like to include a visit to use Northern Print’s professional printmaking studio in Ouseburn this can be arranged so long as the school is able to cover the costs of transport. The workshops will ideally take place between 3 June and 5 July 2019. The activities can be adapted to suit the group size identified by the school and we anticipate working with a class of 30 or less.

What to do next?
If you would like your school to be considered for this project please email by 5pm Monday 29 April with contact name and school name with any preference for year group if relevant. For more information: Anna Wilkinson, Director, Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP. Tel: 0191 261 7000 or

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