Martha’s Primary World aims to “take focus away from the current situation and escape with art”

Martha’s Primary World aims to “take focus away from the current situation and escape with art”

University of Bedfordshire second year Primary Education student Martha Kay has created a YouTube channel to broadcast art lessons for children.

The channel, Martha’s Primary World, aims to ‘take focus away from the current situation and escape with art‘. The videos will focus on art in a cross-curricular exploration.

Martha is due to enter the final year of her Primary Education (with QTS) degree at Bedfordshire this September. But she said coming to the end of her work placements during a global pandemic “doesn’t seem real”. She added:

“In my mind, the last day of my placement was going to be celebrated with fun activities for the children, humour and a positive end for a new start in another placement.

“How could I celebrate when I had less than half a class? You really felt for the children as they had no idea if they would see their teachers again this academic year. We have had a few online lectures which are bizarre, it is just not the same.”

Second year Primary Education student at the University of Bedfordshire, Martha Kay Image University of Bedfordshire

“Sometimes people forget that children still need an outlet for creativity and to get messy.

“They are children and need to get glue all over their hands and draw unrecognisable pictures. I want to do my part and this can help me get ‘back in the classroom’, so to speak.”

Martha pursued teaching as an exciting career to be proud of. She said:

“This is not a profession like any other. Seeing the children working hard and getting the gears moving just felt like such an amazing feeling to be responsible for.”