The ESOL programme at the ORNC started in 2013 following a special project with two classes at Greenwich Community College. As part of a conservation project in the Painted Hall funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, students responded to the art work and conservation and produced content for an exhibition in the Painted Hall and Woolwich Centre. 

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Making my Mark

In 2015, a class of 16 - 19yr E1 learners at Lewisham and Southwark College took part in a special six week project exploring mark making around the site, from the symbolic art work in the Painted Hall to traditional craft techniques such as stone masonry, to historic examples of graffiti etched into the buildings. The group visited Building Crafts College in Stratford to try stone carving and wood work, and found out about courses and careers. They also worked with a street artist to produce a shared art work about personal and group symbols, now on display at college.


Animation project

In 2014, a class of 16 - 19yr E1 learners at Lewisham and Southwark College explored stories and art work in the Chapel and worked with animators to produce their own animation:


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