It is only the start of the first full week back at school but Abbeyhill Primary School is already a hive of busy bees working on a school-wide Bee Kind art and craft project to be launched at Colony of Artists – our favourite annual festival taking place across the school and the local area at the beginning of each academic year since 2005.
This much anticipated festival weekend has always been an opportunity to open the doors of our school, to shine and share with our wider local community the pupils’ creativity and since 2013 the diverse artists-in-residence projects.
Bee-ing respectful and responsible
Although we can’t open the doors of the school and the playground as one of the festival hubs, we know that we are bee-ing respectful and responsible. We also know that Bee Kind – our centre-piece festival exhibition at the school’s Assembly Hall which we planned almost 12 months ago – will be different this year. As the hall remains out of bounds in these strange COVID-19 times, we will mount our Bee Kind exhibition instead on each and every school window, as well as the shop-front windows in the area.
The Garden Party
Keep an eye on a swarm of honey bees and friendly pollinators. See them buzz and fly as part of this year’s festival, aka Colony of Artists The Garden Party 2020! Follow our festival’s busy bee trail including in the Abbeyhill colonies gardens, on the premises of the partcipating local businesses, along the new street murals, the Abbeyhill Primary School windows and here on the artists-in-residence website on 19 & 20 Sept 2020.
Bee kind and join us for a safe, socially distanced creativity weekend!
Featured image above of Tin Can Bee Craft Ideas Courtesy http://www.diyncrafts.com