Silk River Arts Trip

Heronsgate School has been invited to take part in an exciting arts project called ‘Silk River’. The project aims to link parts of London that have connections to the river Thames with areas of India along the river Hooghly. It explores the historical links from the days of the East India Trading Company to the present day settlers who have made new homes and become a part of the local community. Class 5RA plus three Arts Ambassadors from Year 5 at Thamesmead were invited to take part in an exciting arts workshop at the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark to gather ideas and help to inspire the creation of the silk flag that will represent Greenwich in the final outcome of the project. The children explored the traders gallery at the National Maritime Museum and watched a storytelling performance by ‘James Robson’ aboard the deck of the Cutty Sark. They then produced drawings of what they had found out over the day that were collected by the Silk River artists to be used as inspiration for the real silk flag. A great day was had by all!