Spires Giants

Spires Academy, a secondary school situated on the outskirts of Canterbury commissioned Strange Cargo to create a transition project linked to the East Kent Giants. The project was to introduce potential pupils, currently in year 5, to the school, enabling them to make friends, meet the teachers and become familiar and comfortable with the larger school.

Personal identity and local traditions were explored in the project through repeat visits across a whole term and at each session a different curriculum subject was incorporated.

Different sculptural processes were taught at each stage and each child produced a self portrait, which was carried in a parade of mini giants at the end of the summer term.