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Inkpots creative activities

Welcome to Inkpots! Every Monday morning, we will post a new set of activities which we hope will provide some creative inspiration throughout the coming days. The activities have been planned as we would if running an after school club, so there will be themes running through the ideas. We hope these ideas are suitable […]

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Inkpots activities during Covid19 outbreak

At the moment we are unable to run our groups and programmes in schools, so we are offering support online: Monday – activities will be posted via our blog, for children in Year 3 – 9. These are free and will be available all week and updated each Monday morning. Monday: Burgess Hill Academy Year […]

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The Bridge Transition project

We are proud and excited to be able to offer a programme of creative activities and practical support to children in Year 6 who are starting at the Burgess Hill Academy in September. The Bridge project will run from April through to July with the group meeting every four weeks. We will work together on […]

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Creative space for all

Eighteen months ago, a chance conversation started a chain of events which lead to Inkpots developing its own creative space at our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. Six months ago, enough work had happened on the room to provide us with a blank canvas and the really magical work could begin. We were […]

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Creative mentoring

An effective mentoring relationship is characterised by mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy. University of Leeds There is something very special about the mentoring process, and it’s one which works particularly well with creative activities. I have been a mentor for many years, having been trained by West Sussex County Council in 2012. I have […]

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An update on our creative space

Over the past term, we have been working hard to transform a room at the Burgess Hill Academy into a vibrant creative space for the students who come to Inkpots. As we approach Christmas, a natural pause in proceedings has given us the chance to review how far we’ve come. We are sharing the various […]

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Creativity and our wellbeing

At Inkpots, we are lucky enough to have great links with our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. We have our own creative space there and in September, started a new group for the Year 7 students who had recently started. This week, I was asked by a couple of young people if we […]

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