What makes our school special

“Small, almost like a family” – that’s what the students like about our school. Everyone knows everyone else and our students can talk to staff at any time.

“It encompasses different types of school without separating out the vocational from the academic” – that’s what teachers like about this straightforward rural school. Our school motto is “Let our actions do the talking”.

Why we wanted to have a flying artist’s room on our playground

Students in rural areas have very limited access to art and exhibitions. The flying artist’s room enables us to bring art into the school and have a go at it ourselves. Our students can learn about a variety of art forms and discover art for themselves as a way to express their emotions in these difficult times.

Our hopes, expectations and wishes

“Do cool projects, paint walls, have an insight into the way an artist works, get tips on drawing and painting, float or fly somehow” – this is what the students are hoping for when it comes to the flying artist’s room. Meanwhile the teachers hope to get new ideas for artistic work with the students and (re)discover their own creativity. They’re looking forward to “thinking outside the box”.

Why the flying artist had to be a visual artist

For a number of years now we’ve been working really hard at making the school more colourful, for instance having paintings in the corridors and murals by students. This also includes decorating areas outside with mosaics or the annual design of a skate hut.

Our first impression of the mobile building

An empty building that we’d love to fill with life!

Joys and challenges

We’re looking forward to enthusing students and teachers who haven’t yet had access to art, and filling the school with life in the afternoons, but also to finding out and experiencing something new about ourselves. Getting the flying artist’s room accepted by teaching staff is sure to be a bit of a challenge.

What the students are looking forward to is “fantastic projects and the artist herself, watching sculptures emerging and also making something happen”. And quite importantly: “… that she (the artist) doesn’t do children’s things with us!”

How will we probably feel when the flying artist’s room moves on?

The flying artist’s room certainly leaves behind some enthusiastic students and colleagues, but there’s also a sense of sadness too because we’ll really miss the artist’s room and the artist Eva Funk herself. We hope that the place where the artist’s room stood will continue to provide us with artistic inspiration and reinforce cohesion within the school community through the presence of the flying artist’s room.