Northgate High School has a longstanding friendship with Frank Bright, a Holocaust survivor. Students at the school created a two year campaign for Frank Bright to be awarded an MBE https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/education/ipswich-holocaust-survivor-honoured-with-mbe-award-8607840
Such is the love that the school has for Frank, they are creating a garden in his honor, Frank’s Garden, it will be an area for quiet reflection, storytelling and heartfelt meetings, a place to gently resolve conflict and feel safe.
Art Eat was invited to bring artists to the school and create a one-day project to gain ideas for a piece of installation art for the garden. We invited Jewish artists Carry Gorney and Sheila Faber, who both provided their own art works for the students to see. Carry Gorney provided a box of materials for the students to use and make their own works around the theme of memory and ancestry, and Sheila brought her artworks to the school and helped lead the workshop.