Foundation Phase case study: Ceredigion

Project summary

Children made visits to several exhibitions at the arts centre, interspersed with sessions in school. The theme of animals emerged as a key interest, so the group also visited a display of taxidermy at the local museum.

Activities included painting, printmaking, working with clay and making ephemeral drawings from junk materials. Children were given increasing freedom to choose what they wanted to do and there was natural flow into the school’s outdoor spaces. The teacher and artist all took an active role in documenting the children’s learning journeys.


  • School: Plascrug school, Aberystwyth (reception class)
  • Gallery: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (various exhibitions including several with an animal theme)
  • Artist: Ruth Jên Evans (printmaker)