This sculpture walk is designed to meet the following National Curriculum objectives:
-To know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Key Stage 1 – To know about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2 – To have an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design; to know about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Discussions around how the Folkestone Triennial has become a ‘cultural’ part of our town and as each Triennial ends and permanent pieces are left, how it makes an historical implant on the town. What is the role of the arts in the regeneration of our town? How does the increased tourism help our town? How do the permanent pieces improve the landscape?
Within the Sculpture Walk there are short explanations and then a few ‘discussion’ questions to promote engagement with the art works. You may find more in depth information and lesson ideas within our Location, Location, Location Unit of Study and I am sure you will have your own ideas as you walk around and talk with the children.
The route of this chosen ‘walk’ excludes some other pieces for no other reason than geography and that the planned route, which takes approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, is known to teachers for guidance of trip times. I have made a map on Google Maps that has markers that show where the sculptures are. If you click on the marker you will see a picture of the art work that is at that point. Go to , or if it is easier I can email the link to you. Please use the contact page and ask for the Sculpture Map.
Other pieces such as ‘Lucky Things’ (Strange Cargo) by Central Station and Green Light (Jyll Bradley) by the viaduct on Foord Rd are fantastic pieces and can be added to your route as you see fit. An interactive map of all of the works is available on the Triennial website http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/ and this is a great resource to use before you take your class on their walk, both with the class and to give you extra ideas and information.