Richard Hards: Spring 2016 at St Marylebone Bridge

This half term we have been planning and preparing to work individually with students at the Bridge School. I have been given two boys to work with who are both in year 7 and both have been diagnosed with autism, one is quiet and does not possess strong fine motor skills and the other has a tendency to be disruptive in class and is said to have low confidence issues. I have been putting together plans for the sessions that teach art through the use of maths and to do this we will be looking and making geodesic domes popularised by Buckminster Fuller and their form can be closely connected to the classic form of a football which uses pentagons and hexagons. Tasks include building domes with marshmallows and cocktail sticks and paper folding activities to build and improve dexterity.