December 12, 2016

How the arts can help achieve Healthy Schools aims

Jo Rhodes from Challenge 59 shares her reflections on her recent workshop for the Creative Schools Symposium, exploring challenges and opportunities for dance and health The Creative Schools Symposium highlighted… read more

November 25, 2016

Creative ways into playwriting: practical tips from playwright Brian Mullin

Playwright Brian Mullin shares some practical tips for supporting literacy through playwriting with primary aged students… At a time when creativity in schools is being greatly devalued, it’s so important… read more

November 14, 2016

Unleashing creativity in East London

On 7 November we were delighted to welcome East London cultural and education organisations to Stratford Circus Arts Centre to celebrate creativity in schools at our first annual Creative Schools… read more

October 17, 2016

Creative Schools Symposium: Conversations at the ready

Catch up with with our Schools Partnership Coordinator Bex about the opportunity for teachers to get involved in our first annual Schools Symposium on the Stratford Circus Arts Centre blog!… read more

October 13, 2016

Join the conversation at our first Creative Schools Symposium!

We’re inviting teachers and cultural partners from across East London to join our first annual Creative Schools Symposium, taking place at Stratford Circus Arts Centre on 7 November. Join us… read more

October 13, 2016

Inspiring creative writing with Filament Theatre and Once upon A…

As part of Creative Schools, Stratford Circus associate Filament Theatre is working with 200 Y4 students at Grafton Primary school in Barking & Dagenham and New City Primary school in… read more

October 13, 2016

Discover Artsmark with A New Direction

The new Artsmark Framework has been designed by schools as the framework to plan, resource and measure the impact of their cultural offer. Schools can explore the rationale behind the new award,… read more

October 7, 2016

Cultural education resources at your fingertips

There are a wealth of resources available to help schools access, plan and celebrate London’s incredible cultural offer – a few handy tips and links below. Artsmark Awarded by Arts Council… read more

October 7, 2016

London Cultural Education Challenge

Creative Schools is part of the London Cultural Education Challenge: a three year programme designed by A New Direction with funding from Arts Council England, that aims to bring about a step-change… read more

October 5, 2016

Catch up with our Schools Brokerage service

Our Schools Brokerage service, led by Stratford Circus Arts Centre, is helping to connect schools with arts and culture differently by looking at school improvement first. Over the 2016/17 academic year… read more

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