The PEEL programme is being developed and rolled out to primary and secondary schools for spring 2018. Agency ASHA , The Diocese of Gloucester and the British Computer Society are currently collaborating in partnership to pilot the programme in five schools, resulting in National Curriculum standard resources that will enable schools to run the programme. We will also be provide training hubs around the country for teachers and schools who want to join and run the programme. As soon as the programme is ready, schools who want to participate will be notified and given a login code to download the resources online.
A series of work sheets and guidelines will help teachers set up and prepare the PEEL programme with suggestions, tips and ideas of how to create the poems which will then inspire unique photographic portraits.
Writing poetry can seem quite daunting to those who are unfamiliar with it – but the simple interview is a great way to generate ideas. The beauty of poetry is the way it can be rich in meaning without using too many words.
It has been fashionable for many years now to take out all the natural blemishes in portraits and smooth out the very characteristics that make us unique. The PEEL project wants to reverse this trend through a journey of discovery and an understanding of true identity.