Harmony Hill Primary School – Banksy lesson
Location: 50 Harmony Hill, Lisburn, BT27 4ES
Entry Date: 18 January 2018
To tie in with P7 pupils’ study of Peace & Conflict Resolution, a teacher at Harmony Hill Primary School debuted a new lesson on the artwork of world-famous graffiti artist, Banksy. Banksy’s work was chosen for use in this context due to its strong focus on fairness and social justice.
The lesson incorporated elements of the OSDE (Open Space for Dialogue and Enquiry) critical literacy approach and aimed to encourage higher level thinking. Pupils carried out online research to find out more about Banksy’s work, but there was an unusual twist to this, with pupils coming up with their own questions to answer through their research.
This activity was proceeded by an art lesson in which pupils explored what messages they would like to put on a wall, mimicking Banksy’s own distinctive style.