I’m Claire Wellesley-Smith, Project Co-Ordinator at Hive, a community arts charity based in Shipley. I’ve been invited to write this blog post to share the story of a recent project that worked closely with SDC’s Colour Experience. Hive is an organisation that has worked for over 30 years to promote and deliver creative activities to communities across Bradford. It has a unique non-traditional learning environment with access to all areas of visual arts and crafts and provides opportunities for personal development through courses and projects.
Over the past six years SDC’s Colour Experience team have been actively developing a very successful programme of educational activities for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (up to seven years old). As part of this development we are continually looking for innovative ideas to engage young children. When we were approached by SDC member Malcolm Campbell CCol FSDC to link in to his involvement in a programme for the children’s BBC channel we were naturally very keen to work together.
Red is worn by people who want to look smart and be noticed. You have lots of energy, are practical and ambitious with a sense of fun – an unashamed extrovert. Be careful though, you may be a little too dominant and appear aggressive.
As the colour of blood, red is symbolic of both life and death.