The Journey home & Mr.Collin Beetleman’s big adventure

Over the past 6 months we have been very lucky to work with the extremely talented year 4 classes from one of our local primary schools Holy Cross CEVA.

With lots of visits and encouragement from their teachers and Isobel Pickup our lead artist on the project the children wrote, illustrated and created ‘The Journey Home and

Year 4 pupils point at the art work they created for their story.

Year 4 pupils point at the art work they created for their story.

Mr.Collin Beetleman’s Big Adventure’. Both stories follow the adventures of Mother Owl and Mr. Collin Beetleman as they make their way safely back to Oldham. It’s been a fantastic project that’s given us a great opportunity to work with some wonderfully talented children and help them to become published authors! Each child also completed their Discover Arts Award alongside this project.

We’re very proud of all the children who took part and love that we’re able to share their story with all of our visitors in our new exhibition!
Laura Ferguson, Education Development Officer

We would like to say a huge thank you for all of the help and support through out the project from Jackie Ould from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, Steph Brocken and Steph Hawke from Curious Minds, Isobel Pickup the lead artist on the project, First Choice Homes Oldham for the financial support and of course to all of the teachers and children from Holy Cross.

If you would like to read the full story then visit our Season’s Best exhibition, we’ve put a copy of the book in our explorer sacks! But for a sneak peek you can look at the project blog Isobel kindly created

If you’re interested in creating your own story like this, then please get in touch:

– EvaD Ould-Okojie
Access and Interpretation Officer