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A further project with Ridgewood Community High School that moved outside to explore how the school might make more use of its outside space, and how the boundaries of the school could be gently softened.

While working on The Lab, we regularly noticed that staff and pupils commented that the school's play yard felt penned in and uninviting. We worked with a group of pupils from year 10 to explore this space and gently challenge how it was perceived.

Taking ideas that were already in development, we used chalk spray to stencil a garden on the footpath, textile pirn to brighten up the fences, and thread to highlight the main entrance.

The school also has an inner courtyard. Working with staff we identified a need to allow pupils to make their mark here as well. We ran some staff workshops during which time we facilitated the development of a series of wooden trees that will be installed in this space and decorated and managed by the school's different year groups. t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

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we are BREAD art

We create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you'll notice something new.

We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.

We create original and engaging works - multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.

We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.

Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.

Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others.

BREAD delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029