Schools’ Projects

So far, we’ve run two projects in Manchester schools, one with Didsbury C of E Primary, the other with St Hilda’s C of E Primary in Firswood.

After Arts Award training – which was fantastic – and great support from Steph Hawke at Curious Minds, I put together a proposal for a new schools’ project and sent it to the city centre school I hope to work with.

Delightfulling, (not a word, but it is now), the Y5 teacher responded enthusiastically – and within a day – and said that he thought the proposed project would be ideal for his class.  Schools are busy places and getting a response from them is, in my experience, difficult. To get a positive one, and so quickly, knocked me off my feet.

The teacher has now taken the idea to the school’s Head, and I’m keenly watching the Caterpillar in-box.  I’ve put together an application for the necessary funding.

If you’re reading this and you’re the praying type, please would you send up one for the success of this project?





A Period of Transition

… is the title of a Van Morrison album from about a hundred years ago, but it’s also a good way of describing the past year at Caterpillar. Towards the end of 2016, the group we had run in Didsbury for almost 20 years wrapped up and, shortly afterwards, the Lord gave me a vision for a new direction and, eventually, a new home. 

2017 so far has consisted of a lot of listening to words, verses, pictures and dreams, and taking shaky steps towards what I believe the Lord is calling us to.  Alongside a growing confidence that I’m not imagining things, I’ve had training in setting up and managing a website, in social media marketing and – most importantly – in becoming an Arts Award advisor.  A team has formed, consisting of some who have been working with Caterpillar for years and others who are new.  The current line-up is amazing and exciting, and I can’t wait to get going!