ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, Schools Project, The Drawing Room, London

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS is an education, learning and engagement programme for primary school children and families in Elephant & Castle. Special thanks to all the teachers and students at Charlotte Sharman School and St John’s C of E School in Elephant & Castle, London & Curators Misty Eden, Sheyamali Sudesh and artists Solomon Williams and Esme Wedderburn from The Drawing Room for all their support and ideas to develop this project that was part of their wider learning programme.

(Above image: Expolseemola, an instrument invention, St John’s C of E School, Elephant and Castle, London, May 2021)

In the summer term of 2021, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS took place with primary school children in Elephant & Castle, London. I was invited to work with the children who guided the direction of the sessions to make their own worlds of listening and playing, creating their own tools, instruments and devices from materials and sounds. Their collaborative sound drawings functioned as both sound scores and staging.

Children in St John’s C of E School in a sound cone workshop session, June 2021.



ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, 2021, The Drawing Room, London.

‘Colourful Girl Power’, an instrument invented by Rachel, St John’s C of E School, Elephant and Castle, London, May 2021