A Class Displaced

On 18th March, 2020 the lives of our school children changed beond recognitions as the Government announced schools would close two days later owing to COVID-19.  Immediately children lost their routine and more importantly, their own community.

As a way to address children becoming disengaged and despondent with their learning and interactions (as observed by school staff), artist Gemma McColl asked children from Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School to respond to their time in lockdown by creating a piece of art through a choice of three mediums: sculpture, textiles or collage.

The children shared their artwork with each other and reflected on how it related to their lockdown experience.

As time was of the essence before schools finished for summer, this project is now completed but we will share pictures of the artwork when available.

Gemma McColl


A Class Displaced working on Zoom