Poetry Residency at Highfield Primary School

One of our favourite projects this year has been documenting the work of resident poet Cheryl Moskowitz at Highfield Primary School in Enfield. We’d worked with Cheryl previously on the fantastic Visual to Vocal project at Dulwich Picture Gallery. We were delighted to work with Cheryl again at Highfield and made six trips over six months to capture the extent that poetry has been embraced in the school. This project has been a very unusual venture in a primary school and even captured the eye of the national press:


It was a real privilege to be involved in documenting this residency and to watch the children develop their love of poetry, win competitions, grow up and build relationships through their work with a professional poet. We covered every part of this incredibly diverse school and felt welcomed into the community over our time there. The films still only really scratch the surface of Cheryl’s work and the school’s commitment to poetry.


Land’s End to John O’Groats

This year my dad, Grant, walked over 1200miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Land's End to John O'Groats

It is a journey he has wanted to complete for as long as I can remember and despite some initial injury concerns and other things that life throws at us he succesfully completed the walk at the end of July

1200 miles Complete

Over the course of the walk he raised over £3000 for the British Heart Foundation, Cash 4 Kids and Combat Stress.

Charity T-Shirts

While he was walking I encouraged him to take some video footage on his phone that we could put together when we was done. He eased himself into the filming as he was enjoying the social life and beautiful views along the early stages.

We finally managed to get some files from him and threw this video together over a weekend for him to put on his blog:

You can read his blog here: http://grantschallenge.co.uk/the-trail-beckons/

More about Grant and his walk here: www.grantschallenge.co.uk