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The Meadows Primary School Workshop

The Meadows Primary School,

Image: Globes at The Meadows Primary School, Ruth Ewan.

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from the goose

– English folk rhyme, author and date unknown

In March Ruth Ewan undertook four one day workshops with year 5 & 6 students at The Meadows Primary School, Lincoln

Taking cue from Lincoln’s historic connections with the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest, young people used these documents to inspire and articulate their own demands of their world. Through collaborative writing and drawing exercises they imagined places they want to see and laws they want to live by. These workshops resulted in a series of slogans, text works and drawn maps.