Tamarshore Art of the Community 2011

Participating Schools

Ernesettle Primary

Mill Ford

Plaistow Hill Infants

Riverside Primary

St Pauls Primary

Victoria Road Primary

Monday 4th July 2011 – Plaistow Hill Infants School

There was more sunshine as an expanded Tamarshore Art of the Community event burst on to the spacious field behind Plaistow Hill Infants School on American Independence Day.

With children from the hosts Plaistow Hill, as well as Victoria Road, Riverside, Ernesettle and St Paul’s RC Primary Schools and Mill Ford School, the field buzzed with activity as the children were ‘jumbled up’ into pre-organised mixed groups and unleashed on an amazing array of creative practitioners. Young people risked life and limb on the circus skills tightrope (admittedly only 30cm off the ground), created US flags and Native American dream catchers, danced with Andi Higginson, samba drummed, photographed with ‘Fotonow’ and played Boccia. Everyone got to enjoy two workshops and engage in creative activity with children they had never met before and who represented the whole northwest Plymouth area.

With gazebos serving as sunshades rather than shelter from the rain, we were able to conclude the event with a marvellous US-style parade, led by an ‘instant’ samba band created by music leader Patrick Pearson with the children who took part in his second workshop. Plaistow Hill brought out more classes to take part and, for added colour, we also had children from the circus skill workshop dressed in the amazing costumes provided by workshop leaders ‘Emerge’.

Our special thanks to all the participants and to Affinity Sutton Housing for providing funding for double-decker transport for Victoria Road and Riverside Primary Schools.


Ali Selway

Andi Higginson

(Circus skills)

Foto Now

Jane Ford
(Bowling lane)

Patrick Pearson

Plymouth Sports Academy
(Multisport & Boccia)

(American Flag making)

Zoe Coles
(Flag making)