High View achieves UK Literacy School of the Year 2014!

Take A Part is wishing High View School huge congratulations after they were named as the UK Literacy school of the year 2014 this week. The achievement was made possible due to the hard work and commitment of staff and partner organisations of the school.  High View is one of our key partners in Efford and the collaborative work that Take A Part and High View undertake played a small part in contributing to the excellent standard and varied teaching...

More wishing stars are created as the ‘Parade of Lights’ gets closer!

As Our Parade Of Lights draws closer artist Soraya Phillips has been running some final lantern making workshops out in the community. Members of the community have been invited to attend a series of workshops and create their own wishing star lanterns to add to the growing collection which will be carried in the upcoming parade.  This Saturday Soraya held a session at St Peter’s Church, Wyndham Square, and participants were shown how to structure and place the ‘skin’ onto...

Exploring Print and Pattern at Cathedral School

Year 3 and 4 pupils at Cathedral School St Mary had fun  exploring print and pattern this week. Working with artist Graham Guy-Robinson, and using the theme of hearts as featured in the Union Street Party, the pupils explored a range of print making techniques to create large scale group pieces. Over an afternoon workshop the children experience collage, relief printing and screen printing to allow them to create their final compositions.  They also had the opportunity to learn about...

The Allotment Project continuing the Grow Efford legacy

Following on from the success if our Grow Efford Project, which started back in 2008 with Anne Marie Culhane, Jase Mcmillan has continued to work to develop and improve the allotment in Efford. From the initial work exploring green spaces, gardens, wild food walks and cooking with edible plants, work on the allotment has continued.  Six years on and ‘The Allotment Project’ a social enterprise for Efford has been created in partnership with local schools, a wonderful legacy from one...