Epic Fail

For our second year of Moving Roots, The Old Courts teamed up with artist Kid Carpet to address the topic of failure in children and young people. Working with the Year 5 pupils at Millbrook Primary School, this project looked to demystify what it might mean to fail and look for new ways to embrace failure and second chances. Working especially with this age range as they transitioned out of pandemic teaching and into secondary school, we found ways of addressing wellbeing and confidence in young people in new and creative ways.

“Epic Fail is a project made with, by and for young people and their families about failure and wellbeing. Using the lens of Engineering and Art, our primary school residences explore failure as a virtue with young people using fun, engaging and interactive methods” Ed Patrick – Kid Carpet

For musician and performance maker, Kid Carpet, failure has always been key to his work.

Bethan Ellis, The Old Courts’ Projects Officer:

“The children jumped head first into everything that was thrown at them with open minds and big imaginations and really pushed themselves to reimagine what failure and success means to them”