The Bowdleflode Project and Artsmark
How The Bowdleflode Project can support your Artsmark journey?
The Bowdleflode Project is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
The Project delivers a high-quality experience for participants by utilising art as a vehicle for learning about the important issues of conservation and endangered species.
Using the National Curriculum as a cornerstone, the project gives children a deep understanding of conservation by putting it into relatable context.
Participants are guided through a journey of questions to inspire reading, research, and information retrieval, before learning about the sciences behind the animals and the geography of their habits.
Equipped with the facts, children are then invited to tap into their imaginations to design, create, and draw a fantasy animal inspired by (but not limited to) an amalgamation of their favourite native and international endangered species.
To complete the project a creative writing exercise applies their knowledge by describing their animal, it’s habitat and personality in depth.
Declared as an official ‘Bowdleflode’, their animals are entered into ‘The Bowdleflodes Zoo’ an online gallery of imaginary creatures which aims to become the biggest of its kind in the Universe! It is here that each participant owns their own webpage showcasing their ‘Bowdleflode’ and can be shared widely supporting the campaign for conservation.
What are the learning outcomes?
At the most basic level the learning outcomes for participants are to:
- Describe and explain what endangered species are
- Identify three native endangered species and their habitats
- Identify three international endangered species and their habitats
The project can be used to facilitate lesson plans in areas of the National Curriculum.
Which Key Stage is it applicable to?
The project has been developed to facilitate the content in KS2 English Reading, English Writing, Science, Geography, Art and Design.
Click here to see where the project links to the National Curriculum.
Which art form does it cover?
The visual arts.