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Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

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Extended learning projects at National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre regularly works alongside schools and practising artists to provide extended learning projects. Below are details of some of the projects we've been involved in this year. If you've got a particular project in mind and would like to find out more information, please contact a member of the Learning and Engagement team at or on 0191 515 5555. 


St Anne's
Year 5 

March 2013

Pupils in Year 5 at St Anne's Primary took part in a project to commemorate the school's 50th anniversary and to enhance a twenty metre section of the perimeter wall of the school yard. The pupils worked with artist Frank Styles, first in a print and collage session to inspire the final design and then to decorate the wall. The wall was split into five sections, each representing a decade of the school's history, and was then decorated by groups of students.

Whitburn Church of England Academy
Year 9
June 2013

Artist Gillian McGinley worked alongside eight pupils from Whitburn Academy who each designed and produced a stained glass panel which will be installed in the school's atrium. 

Wessington Primary
Year 5
September - October 2013

Pupils from Wessington primary took part in an extended learning project at National Glass Centre with artist Effie Burns to design and produce textual glass panels to enhance the existing school building. The aim of the project was to immerse the pupils in a number of different creative processes over a number of weeks. They also spent time dicovering the history and geography of the local are which helped to inspire their work.



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