Radion has been collaborating with local primary schools in Basildon, delivering free nature themed art based workshops. Schools include: Ryedene, Lee Chapel, Millhouse, Fairhouse, Pionner, Janet Duke, Noak Bridge, Great Berry, Northlands and Ghyllgrove Primary School.

The workshops combined group discussions, audio recordings, leaf identification, leaf rubbings and the creation of a collaborative woodland panorama.  

The students engaged in conversations around the local environment and how we can protect it, which also lead to the students interviewing each other about, their favourite park or woods, what they like to do in these places.

The students would then play and explore different techniques of leaf rubbings, using a variety of pastel types, coloured paper, collage and idenitifying each leaf with a leaf ID card (on the left).

Once the students had created a broad range of leaf rubbings, they would choose what leaf they wanted to be on the nature side of the lenticular screen. These rubbings have been scanned carefully. The students would also then collaborate creating a paper based woodland panorama from their remaining leaves. These panoramas have stayed at each school for display but has also inspired the nature side of the lenticular screen. Over 2000 students submitted a custom leaf for the design.

Noak Bridge School




The students from Noak Bridge created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Noak Bridge created 165 unique leaf rubbings.

Ghyllgrove School



The students from Ghyllgrove created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Ghyllgrove students created 258 unique leaf rubbings.

Janet Duke School



The students from Janet Duke created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Janet duke students created around 500 unique leaf rubbings.





Pioneer School




The students from Pioneer created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Pioneer created 354 unique leaf rubbings.


Fairhouse Primary School





The students from Fairhouse each created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Fairhouse created 118 unique leaf rubbings.

Millhouse Primary School




Millhouse Primary School - The students produced lots of frottaged leaves and bark rubbings, which they used to create there own collaborative tree panorama, combining various papers, colours and textures.


The students from Millhouse each created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Millhouse created 124 unique leaf rubbings.

Lee Chapel Primary School


Lee Chapel Primary School - Each student selected their favourite leaf which they produced during the session, which you can see above. All these leaves have been scanned in high res and will become a major feature of the nature side of the screen






Lee Chapel Primary School - The students produced lots of frottaged leaves and bark rubbings, which they used to create there own collaborative tree panorama, combining various papers, colours and textures.

The students from Lee Chapel each created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Lee Chapel created 533 unique leaf rubbings.

Great Berry School


The students from Great Berry created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Great Berry students created 236 unique leaf rubbings.

Ryedene Primary School 


Ryedene Primary School - Each student selected their favourite leaf which they produced during the session, which you can see above. All these leaves have been scanned in high res and will become a major feature of the nature side on the screen.



Ryedene Primary School - The students produced lots of frottaged leaves and bark rubbings, which they used to create there own collaborative tree panorama, combining various papers, colours and textures.

Ryedene Primary School - The students produced lots of frottaged leaves and bark rubbings, which they used to create there own collaborative tree panorama, combining various papers, colours and textures.


The students from Ryedene each created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Ryedene created 101 unique leaf rubbings.

Northlands Primary School



The students from Northlands Primary created an array of leaf rubbings, but it was down to them to choose their favourite which was to become part of the nature panoramic visual. Each leaf rubbing above is unique per student and has been scanned, ready for the nature panoramic. Northlands students created 55 lovely and unique leaf rubbings.

Nature Design for Screen
The workshops are undertaken in collaboration with each primary school, its students and staff,  who are able to engage in conversations around nature, frottage making and the design of the screen. You can see more design mock ups here as the workshops progress.





Mark
Basildon, Essex