The Why?s Man

"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie

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Creating art, music, drama, poetry, prose, George Wyllie was the archetypal Curriculum for Excellence man.

The George Wyllie Education Initiative has at its core, the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence, and their extension into the new qualifications. In a variety of curriculum contexts, the work of the artist can be explored at the full range of stages and levels.

Currently over 90 schools, in 9 different education authorities, have expressed an interest in including his work in their curriculum.

Each young person taking part has done so in the context and at the level appropriate for them, whether that was in a pre-school setting or in an Advanced Higher class.

The examples below describe what is happening in some of those classrooms. Each school is going in its own direction, prioritising specific learning.

Details are also available about the curriculum contexts in which the work of George Wyllie is explored.

Kilbowie PS, West Dunbartonshire
St Fillan's PS, Renfrewshire
Hillhead HS, Glasgow
St Andrew's Secondary, Glasgow
John Paul Academy, Glasgow
Dalry PS, North Ayrshire
Strathaven Academy, South Lanarkshire
Bellahouston Academy, Glasgow
Rothesay PS, Argyll & Bute
Rosshall Academy, Glasgow
All Saints PS, Inverclyde
Gourock PS, Inverclyde
Notre Dame HS, Glasgow
Merkland School, East Dunbartonshire
Braehead PS, South Ayrshire
Lenzie Academy, East Dunbartonshire
St Ninian's PS, Inverclyde
Springburn Academy, Glasgow
Arthurlie Family Centre, E-Renfrewshire
Elmvale PS, Glasgow
Meadowburn PS, East Dunbartonshire
St Monica's (Milton) PS, Glasgow
St Margaret Mary's PS, Glasgow
Inverclyde Academy, Inverclyde
Aileymill PS, Inverclyde
Islay High School, Argyll & Bute
Auchinairn PS, East Dunbartonshire
Port Glasgow High School, Inverclyde
Lourdes PS, Glasgow
St Teresa's PS, Glasgow

George Wyllie Education Initiative

Managed by Media Matters Education Consultancy