December 10, 2018
Kings Cross Academy Sabbatical
We first encountered the children of King’s Cross Academy primary school at the Design Junction trade show where they were visiting on a school trip. On spotting our Seedpod, they piled in, embracing the sensory experience with unbridled joy. So impressed were the teachers, they went on to book it for a month-long residency at the school.
Used both indoors and outdoors, the Seedpod took on a multitude of guises. From physical plaything and lesson prop to calming sensory space: in the hands of the children, its possibilities were taken to places we hadn’t previously imagined.
Teachers were able to bring lesson themes to life by playing music or the sounds of nature through the Bluetooth speakers. But perhaps the biggest success story was the inclusive way in which the Seedpod was used. Those with Learning Disabilities particularly liked the calming and nurturing space, while hearing impaired children were able to engage with the music and sounds by feeling the vibrations.
Stories from Seeds.
National Trust for Scotland
Glen Coe visitors centre in the Highlands of Scotland.
Futuristic egg-shaped structures. Universal Music London.
Point to Point
Exhibition and Trade shows. Photography by www.splento.com
WIRED Health March 2019 at The Francis Crick Institute, London.