Disability Awareness Month Art Series
Disabled young people need to be seen in their local communities and their voices need to be heard. We have been exploring how busy urban spaces and are experienced by young people with physical, medical and learning disabilities. We used screen printing to make ‘protest art’ posters. These posters are a visual representation of the thoughts experiences and feelings of our pupils when accessing local community spaces. Using these, we created performative actions in public urban spaces and investigated how it felt to publicise these thoughts and feelings. A collaboration between students and staff at John Chilton School supported by artists in residence Katherine Smith and Lily Ash Sakula.
John Chilton School is an all age Reception to Y14 Community Special School (London Borough of Ealing) for pupils with moderate to severe and complex learning difficulties as a primary need or as a dual diagnosis to their medical, sensory and/or physical needs.
Photography: Daniel McNamara www.longstoriesshot.com
Osprey Charging Network have shown support for this series by sharing this across their platforms as part of their wider campaign for Disability History Awareness Month and are kindly funding some developments to our outdoor provision – helping us to buy a solar charging generator to run heating, lighting and tools in our garden.
Osprey Charging Network is a UK-wide, rapid electric vehicle charging network. The Osprey network is built to provide a trusted and comfortable experience: reliable, open-access and easy-to-use charge points are conveniently located on major routes and with nearby amenities. Osprey strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for all its drivers, partners and staff and is committed to supporting electric vehicle drivers with disabilities.
“We’re building the charging network for the future of transport, to benefit the next generation and our planet.”