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National Awards

Thank you to all of our wonderful Guild members for your fantastic nominations! The Judges have now selected the winners!

The new National Creative Learning Awards celebrate the inspirational innovators, educators and practitioners who live and breathe creative learning.

These awards were not about shiny projects that cost loads of money or work on a massive scale, they’re about championing the individuals and organisations that have a genuine impact.

The judging criteria for the awards was created in consultation with members and the panel commended quality rather than scale, identifying innovation in individuals and small organisations alongside national counterparts.

National Awards 2018/19
See the winning entries

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Early Years Achievement

Early Years Achievement

This category is for inspirational creative learning for Early Years. 

Winner:

  • Grow Big
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    Grow Big Sensory Play

    Early Years Achievement

    Grow Big

    Sensory Play

    Grow Big and its main project SENSE was set up by a small group of parents to provide child-led sensory play opportunities for disadvantaged children in Calderdale. It brings an extensive range of sensory play activities to targeted groups of young children in a custom-made inflatable pod. The pod is transformed into different mini-worlds such as woodland, seaside, outer space and winter wonderland.

    The parents (now trustees) display tremendous creativity and innovation and have worked tirelessly in driving forward this worthwhile charity. This determination has helped the charity to secure a 3-year grant for from Children In Need giving the charity a longer term future.

    Grow Big

Shortlisted

  • Little Owls Kentmere @ Leeds City Council Children's Centre

    Little Owls Kentmere @ Leeds City Council Children's Centre Exploring creativity through art: Children and dads learning together

    Early Years Achievement

    Little Owls Kentmere @ Leeds City Council Children's Centre

    Exploring creativity through art: Children and dads learning together

    Little Owls Nursery at Kentmere Children’s centre is located in an area of high deprivation in Leeds. The nursery takes babies and young children up to school age and has both indoor and outdoor play areas. It is one of 30 Little Owls nurseries sited within Leeds City Council Children’s Centres and run by Leeds City Council. The nursery was selected for involvement in this project following an approach by Leeds City Art Gallery Education Officer and building on previous work with between the gallery and children’s centres.

    Little Owls Kentmere @ Leeds City Council Children's Centre
  • Greenwich Music School

    Greenwich Music School Musical Beginnings

    Early Years Achievement

    Greenwich Music School

    Musical Beginnings

    Musical Beginnings is a project in partnership with children’s centres in Greenwich, providing free music classes for parents with babies age 0-1 and expectant parents, in Autumn 2018.

    It reached families who would not otherwise have access to music education, increasing parents’ confidence, enjoyment and understanding of making music with their babies. The project also focussed on developing partnerships, providing access through grass-roots referral and using every opportunity to develop lasting impact through skill-sharing, training and reflective practice.

    The project marks our commitment to widening access to early years music education, and ability to embed lasting impact.

    Greenwich Music School
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Primary School Achievement

Primary School Achievement

This category is for inspirational creative learning in Primary schools. 

Winner:

  • Mahogany Opera
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    Mahogany Opera Snappy Operas

    Primary School Achievement

    Mahogany Opera

    Snappy Operas

    Snappy Operas is a unique project by Mahogany Opera which saw some of the UK’s best composers & writers create 10 new 10-minute operas with & for children aged 7-11, which were then shared and performed by other schools across the country. Children had the chance to rehearse with professional artists, create their own props & costumes and perform in professional local venues. Teachers were also engaged within the project to work alongside these artists, as well as receiving training & experience to widen the reach of the projects impact. The project involved collaborations with partners from all the major regions in England, supporting their existing strategies & community needs.

    Mahogany Opera

Shortlisted

  • Isabel Davis

    Isabel Davis Creativity for Wellbeing - Culture Clubs

    Primary School Achievement

    Isabel Davis

    Creativity for Wellbeing - Culture Clubs

    The Creativity for Wellbeing Culture Club partnership project by Peter Pan Teaching School Alliance and Bedford Creative Arts sought to test the premise that cultural engagement has a positive impact on the overall wellbeing and engagement of children. We worked with three schools in challenging areas to offer small groups of learners 20 weeks worth of cultural activity via after school Culture Clubs. Each child accessed diverse art forms including dance, felt making, cross stitch, and craft with professional artists as well as two trips (a nature based arts day, and trip to a classical concert). All achieved Arts Award Discover and a measurable increase in well-being and engagement. Boom!

    Isabel Davis
  • St Bernards Catholic Primary School

    St Bernards Catholic Primary School Adrift - A Refugee Fairytale

    Primary School Achievement

    St Bernards Catholic Primary School

    Adrift - A Refugee Fairytale

    St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School, in Ellesmere Port joined forces with specialist children’s theatre company Action Transport Theatre as co-producers for a professional new show; Adrift – A Refugee Fairytale. Possibly the first partnership of its kind in the UK, where a school has jointly commissioned a professional play and touring production, working with writer Beverly Hancock-Smith and a team of professionals across the whole school to develop the work.

    St Bernards Catholic Primary School
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Secondary School Achievement

Secondary School Achievement

This category is for inspirational creative learning in Secondary schools. 

Winner:

  • Cornwall Virtual School (Cornwall Council)
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    Cornwall Virtual School (Cornwall Council) Creative Projects Cornwall Virtual School

    Secondary School Achievement

    Cornwall Virtual School (Cornwall Council)

    Creative Projects Cornwall Virtual School

    Cornwall Council’s Virtual School for Children in Care and Previously Looked after Children exists to improve the education of these vulnerable children. The Virtual School's vision and priorities include promoting the social and emotional well-being of these young people.
    The projects support a group of vulnerable children and emphasize the importance of coming together, working co-operatively and creatively in their learning and social engagement. These young people and team deserve to be celebrated as for lots of children just walking in to school is an achievement yet they have got so involved with the creative projects.

    Cornwall Virtual School (Cornwall Council)

Shortlisted

  • Theatre Centre

    Theatre Centre Standpoint

    Secondary School Achievement

    Theatre Centre

    Standpoint

    The Standpoint programme aims to equip young people from Year 9 upwards with the craft of writing and presenting political speeches, shaping their ideas about the world around them. Standpoint develops young people’s visionary ideas, analytical skills and creates leaders. Using famous speeches and speakers as inspiration, participants learn about the craft and rhetoric of speech-making, understand the purpose and impact of speeches, and deliver their individual visions through self-penned speeches to a public audience.

    Theatre Centre
  • Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

    Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning Barbican Box (Secondary Schools)

    Secondary School Achievement

    Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

    Barbican Box (Secondary Schools)

    Barbican Box is an innovative model for creative learning in schools and colleges.

    Each year, we commission artists curate the Barbican Box; in 2017/18 these included composer Max Richter and theatre company Tamasha.

    Each Barbican Box contains the ingredients and artistic starting points for students to create their own original work in music, drama or art. Schools receive the Box itself, and a carefully curated programme of support and resources for teachers and students to guide them through the creative process. This includes CPD training for teachers, teaching resources and materials, an artist-mentor, and a visit to the Barbican.

    The project culminates with a sharing at the Barbican.

    Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning
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FE College Achievement

FE College Achievement

This category is for inspirational creative learning in Further Education. 

Winner:

  • verd de gris arts
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    verd de gris arts 5000Miles / Into the Blue

    FE College Achievement

    verd de gris arts

    5000Miles / Into the Blue

    verd de gris have been working across the North West of England for over 20 years, developing projects that are committed to uncovering and giving voice to people in marginalised groups and communities. Much of this work takes place in educational settings and with children and young people, often living in acute circumstances. The company helps CYP express themselves, gain confidence, un-tap and celebrate otherwise over-looked skills and talents. This particular body of work deserves to receive an award because it showcases what can be done, with time and commitment, in taking a creative approach to an international issue & framing it locally, to develop empathy within local communities

    verd de gris arts

Shortlisted

  • Greenhead College

    Greenhead College Carol for Yorkshire

    FE College Achievement

    Greenhead College

    Carol for Yorkshire

    Carol for Yorkshire was an exciting initiative, ran by the Greenhead College Music Department.

    The project began as a Christmas Carol Competition, where Greenhead College invited students across Kirklees to compose a Christmas Carol. The winner was judged by Musica Kirklees, which was Louis Enright, aged 17, with his carol ‘What Would Jesus Say?’

    The carol was recorded and performed by 125 singers from the Greenhead College Choir and 3 local Primary Schools and released as a charity single.

    It was recorded as a music video, and was available to download from Amazon Music & iTunes for £0.99, with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish.

    Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrNp-k-P6bI

    Greenhead College
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HE Institution Achievement

HE Institution Achievement

This category is for inspirational creative learning in Higher Education. 

Winner:

  • Michael Marsden
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    Michael Marsden The Collaboratory: School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University

    HE Institution Achievement

    Michael Marsden

    The Collaboratory: School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University

    The Collaboratory within the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University has been established to encourage the development of collaborative communities of practice that will not only celebrate the School’s reputation for Art & Design practice, but that facilitate in the development of collaborative working through cross-School, cross-College and cross-Industry curriculum projects. The Collaboratory has been established as a learning and teaching informed opportunity to actively encourage the creation of connections for cross-disciplinary work across the curriculum to mirror the working patterns of the industries and markets that our students will emerge into.

    Michael Marsden

Shortlisted

  • Leeds Museums and Galleries

    Leeds Museums and Galleries Breaking the mould: creating evidence based, arts savvy initial teacher training

    HE Institution Achievement

    Leeds Museums and Galleries

    Breaking the mould: creating evidence based, arts savvy initial teacher training

    Misquoting Shakespeare: ‘give me a teacher 'til they are 22, and they will be mine for life’. We want to train arts savvy teachers for the future. Teachers that will engage with museums throughout their careers, inspire their pupils and foster meaningful, impactful engagements with the arts. Many trainees last experience of a museum was when they were at school, or during the 1hr of arts in their training, so unless we embed the arts into training, they will not pass on these experiences to pupils. Leeds Museums and Galleries have worked with York St John and Trinity Universities on 3yrs of longitudinal action research to advocate for evidence-based, strong, cohesive arts practice during ITT

    Leeds Museums and Galleries
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Metropolitan University The Collaborative Curriculum

    HE Institution Achievement

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    The Collaborative Curriculum

    Manchester School of Art at Manchester Met has pioneered a unique collaborative curriculum that fosters the study of an in-depth specialist subject alongside a set of externally facing interdisciplinary units at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. ‘Unit X’ at UG and ‘Professional Platforms’ at PG respond to calls from industry for ‘work ready’ graduates by enabling students to collaborate across disciplines and with external professionals. The school has developed and refined this approach to teaching and learning since 2011. DLHE figures from HESA from 2012/13 to 2016/17 show how graduate employment across the School of Art has increased greatly since the introduction of Unit X.

    Manchester Metropolitan University
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SEND Achievement

SEND Achievement

This category is for inspirational creative learning in an SEND setting. 

Winner:

  • Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning
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    Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning SEND provision project – The Garden School, Barbican Associate School

    SEND Achievement

    Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

    SEND provision project – The Garden School, Barbican Associate School

    The Garden School is an autism specialist school for pupils aged 4-16 in the London borough of Hackney. It is one of three schools participating in our associate schools programme. The model involves a school-wide approach that aims to inspire teachers to harness the power and value of creativity within educational settings, and to widen access to the arts to all. Participating schools take part in a range of tailored arts and learning projects, a mixture of both our core offer and bespoke projects, all of which are responding to needs identified by the school. We aim to embed an ethos of creative and cultural education within the school that lives beyond the life of the programme itself.

    Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

Shortlisted

  • Oxfordshire Hospital School (A Local Authority maintained Special School)

    Oxfordshire Hospital School (A Local Authority maintained Special School) Enabling children with cancer to take part in school life using telepresence robots

    SEND Achievement

    Oxfordshire Hospital School (A Local Authority maintained Special School)

    Enabling children with cancer to take part in school life using telepresence robots

    This ground-breaking project led by the Oxfordshire Hospital School is the first of its kind in the UK to use pioneering telepresence robots to enable young cancer patients to take part in mainstream lessons and extracurricular activities without physically being in the classroom.

    The initiative was designed not only to help children keep up with their studies, but to overcome the sense of isolation commonly felt by young people undergoing cancer treatment. It has been shown to have a positive impact on the wellbeing and learning of those taking part, while also helping children to reintegrate smoothly back into school after treatment.

    Oxfordshire Hospital School (A Local Authority maintained Special School)
  • The Sensory Projects

    The Sensory Projects The Sensory Story Project

    SEND Achievement

    The Sensory Projects

    The Sensory Story Project

    The Sensory Projects work to share the knowledge and creativity required to use inexpensive materials as effective sensory tools for inclusion. By promoting a better understanding of difference and sharing sparks of creativity The Sensory Projects empowers people to include others and demystifies that process, demonstrating that with the right will and attitude it is not only easy to include those who are different to oneself but it is personally beneficial to do so. Individuals and settings benefit from more inclusive practices. Through an active presence on social media The Sensory Projects influence practice globally.

    The Sensory Projects
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Creative Business

Creative Business

This category is to recognise a business that makes a real difference to creative learning via their products, services or the opportunities for staff development.

Winner:

  • Pete Moorhouse
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    Pete Moorhouse Promoting creativity in Early Years education - Irresistible Learning

    Creative Business

    Pete Moorhouse

    Promoting creativity in Early Years education - Irresistible Learning

    Irresistible Learning - is the training consultancy of Pete Moorhouse. I am passionate about promoting creativity in early childhood education.
    I worked mainly as a professional sculptor before now dedicating my work to encouraging young children's creativity

    I do this as:

    Artist Educator at St Werburgh's Park Nursery in Bristol
    Delivering CPD and conference presentations - as national trainer for Early Education, teaching schools and as an independent trainer
    Research Fellow: Monitoring progression in Creative and Critical thinking at the University of Bristol and International research Churchill Fellow
    Author: Many journal articles about creativity and author of several books

    Pete Moorhouse

Shortlisted

  • Mrs Magooty CIC

    Mrs Magooty CIC Mrs Magooty CIC

    Creative Business

    Mrs Magooty CIC

    Mrs Magooty CIC

    We are nominating Mrs Magooty CIC, an arts focused social enterprise working across Scotland.

    Mrs Magooty has been developed to test out a new organisational model for small creative learning companies. We are the risk-takers, the gentle renegades. We forge ahead and try to build a sustainable model which no longer relies on external funding to deliver exceptional participatory arts work. And we work open, sharing what works and what doesn't to inspire and support others to do similar.

    Mrs Magooty CIC
  • The Best Medicine

    The Best Medicine Mental Health and Resilience in the face of Anxiety

    Creative Business

    The Best Medicine

    Mental Health and Resilience in the face of Anxiety

    The Best Medicine is a very well timed organisation for an age of anxiety, it teaches therapeutic laughter strategies that people of all ages can use to positively manage stress and anxiety. Therapeutic laughter is not about clowning, it is about tapping into the bodies natural abilities to manage difficult circumstances in a joyous way. The pleasure gained through laughing makes this a very appealing strategy to young and old alike. Laughter is fully inclusive and The Best Medicine has worked with people of all ages and abilities including: children and adults with additional learning needs, individuals with very profound disabilities and children from difficult backgrounds.

    The Best Medicine
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Cultural Charity

Cultural Charity

This category is about recognising the difference a single charity makes in delivering, promoting or supporting creative learning.

Winner:

  • Carousel
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    Carousel Young Oska Bright

    Cultural Charity

    Carousel

    Young Oska Bright

    Founded in 1982, CAROUSEL is an award-winning charity supporting learning disabled people to achieve their artistic ambitions. We believe that learning disabled artists make a vital contribution to the world we live in and put learning disabled people in control of their art; in film, music, performance and production. While much of our work is for the wider public, training is fundamental to all our projects. Carousel has a national and international footprint through its band tours, the international Oska Bright Film Festival and the Creative Minds project. We are a small organisation that achieves big things.

    Carousel

Shortlisted

  • Battersea Arts Centre, Contact and People's Palace Projects

    Battersea Arts Centre, Contact and People's Palace Projects The Agency

    Cultural Charity

    Battersea Arts Centre, Contact and People's Palace Projects

    The Agency

    The Agency is a creative entrepreneurship programme enabling young people, aged 15-25 from underserved areas, to create social change projects based on the needs of their communities. Agents take on a rigorous year round creative training programme to develop their own social change projects with and for the community in which they live. Their creativity and ideas drive the project, as they acquire project management and business skills, build networks and develop creative problem-solving techniques to turn their entrepreneurial ambitions into a reality.

    Battersea Arts Centre, Contact and People's Palace Projects
  • ARC - Stockton Arts Centre

    ARC - Stockton Arts Centre More Stuff Like This Please! Transforming lives and support for Children and Young People in Care (CYPC)

    Cultural Charity

    ARC - Stockton Arts Centre

    More Stuff Like This Please! Transforming lives and support for Children and Young People in Care (CYPC)

    Our project showed how creative experiences and learning can transform lives of some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in society. More Stuff Like This Please! is innovative and had big ambitions. We aimed to give Children and Young People in Care new opportunities and experiences they would not otherwise enjoy in a programme co-designed with them. We wanted to equip and empower social care professionals and carers, artists, and arts managers, to work with children and young people and continue to provide access to the creative activities that will improve their development, happiness and quality of life, benefiting hundreds of children and young people for years to come

    ARC - Stockton Arts Centre
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Literature & Creative Writing

Literature & Creative Writing

This category is to recognise a creative learning initiative or project that has been about literature and / or creative writing.

Winner:

  • Poetry People
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    Poetry People The Grit

    Literature & Creative Writing

    Poetry People

    The Grit

    The Grit has been a community words, music and film project, led by poet and writer Dean Parkin and designed to put Lowestoft’s forgotten fishing village back on the map. Devised by Poetry People, in partnership with the Lowestoft Maritime Museum, the project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Throughout 2018, The Grit has revived and celebrated the experiences of people who remember and were a part of this once thriving community, and introduced younger generations to the rich social history of their town. Imaginatively ambitious and extraordinarily popular, the project has exceeded everyone’s passionate commitment to put The Grit back into Lowestoft.

    Poetry People

Shortlisted

  • Little Green Pig

    Little Green Pig BrightSTAR: a creative writing pop-up

    Literature & Creative Writing

    Little Green Pig

    BrightSTAR: a creative writing pop-up

    Little Green Pig is a creative writing and mentoring charity based in Brighton & Hove. Earlier this year, we developed an original pop-up residency in Moulsecoomb Primary School, which is located in an area of high deprivation. BrightSTAR (Brighton Space Training and Research) was a professionally designed, interactive space academy built in two classrooms and used for a colourful programme of space-inspired creative writing workshops with every class. One teacher said of her pupil: ‘T usually finds it hard to stay focused or put his hand up and get involved but this is place is great for him - it's the perfect learning environment.' Please see https://tinyurl.com/y6uv2zaz.

    Little Green Pig
  • Bradford Literature Festival

    Bradford Literature Festival Primary Schools Programme

    Literature & Creative Writing

    Bradford Literature Festival

    Primary Schools Programme

    Bradford Literature Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of the written and spoken word. The Festivals Schools Programme is integral to its aim of providing young people access to inspirational and exciting literature and raising aspirations and literacy levels in Bradford. The programme is entirely free for Bradford schools to attend.

    In 2018, the programme engaged with 74 schools, held 133 events and saw over 30,000 attendances. Six spectacular themed Schools Days were held at the University of Bradford alongside 82 in-school visits. Students took part in workshops, performances and talks delivered by inspirational writers and speakers including Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary.

    Bradford Literature Festival
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Visual Arts & Design

Visual Arts & Design

This category is to recognise a creative learning initiative or project that has been about visual art / design.

Winner:

  • The Sensory Projects
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    The Sensory Projects The Sensory-being Project

    Visual Arts & Design

    The Sensory Projects

    The Sensory-being Project

    The Sensory Projects work to share the knowledge and creativity required to turn inexpensive items into effective sensory tools for inclusion. Drawing heavily on insight from the research archives as well as from practice The Sensory Projects run innovative projects to demonstrate the potential of inclusion to benefit, not just those with disabilities, but everyone. By demonstrating how simple inclusive practice can be The Sensory Projects inspire other settings to take up simple sensory approaches to inclusion and to have fun exploring their sensory worlds. An active presence on social media enables The Sensory Projects to support settings globally, sharing insight and advice world wide.

    The Sensory Projects

Shortlisted

  • Creative Briefs

    Creative Briefs The Junior Design Factory

    Visual Arts & Design

    Creative Briefs

    The Junior Design Factory

    The ‘Junior Design Factory’ is a working professional design studio run entirely by young people aged 8-15 with specific learning difficulties.

    At the 'Junior Design Factory' young designers with a range of challenges, including dyslexia, ADD, and dyspraxia as well as temporary behavioural problems, respond to real professional design briefs set by local organisations through regular design sessions. Young people with learning difficulties are often creative inclined and at The Junior Design Factory we will work with the skills they have a natural flair for, introducing the creative sector to participants as an area in which they may excel.

    Creative Briefs
  • dot-art Services CIC

    dot-art Services CIC dot-art Schools

    Visual Arts & Design

    dot-art Services CIC

    dot-art Schools

    dot-art Schools is a unique, annual, online, inter-school art competition, culminating in a high profile exhibition and prize giving event. It is designed to nurture talent, raise aspiration and open up creative career paths, in a time where the arts are being increasingly side-lined in schools. The programme launched in 2013 in the Liverpool City Region and 2017 in Cheshire and so far has engaged over 5000 children from more than 300 schools.

    dot-art Services CIC
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Heritage

Heritage

This category is to recognise a creative learning initiative or project that has been about heritage.

Winner:

  • New Focus (Impressions Gallery’s Young People’s Collective)
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    New Focus (Impressions Gallery’s Young People’s Collective) No Man's Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints on the First World War

    Heritage

    New Focus (Impressions Gallery’s Young People’s Collective)

    No Man's Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints on the First World War

    No Man's Land is an innovative visual publication by New Focus, a group of culturally diverse young creatives based at Impressions Gallery, Bradford. New Focus looked at rarely seen photographs by servicewomen, nurses and peace campaigners. They worked with the archives at The Peace Museum, University of Leeds and Imperial War Museums. Through bold design and jargon-free texts, New Focus created a book especially for 14-25 year olds. It was distributed free to schools and libraries. New Focus ran creative workshops and delivered presentations at festivals, museums and even the House of Commons. All shared new insights and helped a new generation engage with the First World War.

    New Focus (Impressions Gallery’s Young People’s Collective)

Shortlisted

  • Kids in Museums

    Kids in Museums Takeover Day

    Heritage

    Kids in Museums

    Takeover Day

    Takeover Day is annual day when museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites invite young people in to take over jobs - from curators and conservators to pest controllers and security guards - normally done by adults. Since Takeover Day began in 2010, 35,000 young people have taken part. Takeover Day gives children and young people a unique opportunity to learn outside the classroom, find out about museum jobs, build their skills and confidence and gain a strong sense of ownership over their local museums and heritage. It helps museums learn more about what children and young people want from a visit, building new audiences and generating new ideas.

    Kids in Museums
  • Journeys Festival International, Portsmouth

    Journeys Festival International, Portsmouth Pompey in 15 Items

    Heritage

    Journeys Festival International, Portsmouth

    Pompey in 15 Items

    The project Pompey in 15 Items was inspired by and made with members of the refugee and asylum seeker community in Portsmouth, as many were unaware of Portsmouth’s heritage and most had not visited the city’s top heritage attractions. ArtReach, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, created the concept of Pompey in 15 Items to introduce a group of 19 individuals to Portsmouth’s history personally and to give them the opportunity to share a portion of what they learnt with others.

    Journeys Festival International, Portsmouth
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Performing Arts & Music

Performing Arts & Music

This category is to recognise a creative learning initiative or project that has been about performing arts and / or music.

Winner:

  • Artis Foundation, Milton Keynes CCG, Milton Keynes CEP, MK Council Public Health and Artswork
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    Artis Foundation, Milton Keynes CCG, Milton Keynes CEP, MK Council Public Health and Artswork You, Me, Together - a mental health and wellbeing project

    Performing Arts & Music

    Artis Foundation, Milton Keynes CCG, Milton Keynes CEP, MK Council Public Health and Artswork

    You, Me, Together - a mental health and wellbeing project

    In the context of the rising problem of mental health in children, Artis devised and delivered a mental health and wellbeing project for 150 young people and children across four Milton Keynes schools. The aim of this project was to gain a better understanding of how children and young people in MK perceived mental health in their own words through the performing arts. At the end of the project there was an increase in the children's confidence and perception of their own wellbeing. Each child also achieved the Arts Award Discover. A project film was created to raise awareness and a celebration event took place to share stories of the projects impact.

    Artis Foundation, Milton Keynes CCG, Milton Keynes CEP, MK Council Public Health and Artswork

Shortlisted

  • Guy Christiansen

    Guy Christiansen De La Salle - Arts Award Programme

    Performing Arts & Music

    Guy Christiansen

    De La Salle - Arts Award Programme

    20 Stories High is a professional theatre company who are embedded in their community and deliver high quality arts and theatre projects with vulnerable and at risk young people. They fundamentally believe in the life affirming and at times life changing outcomes of engagement in high quality arts/theatre participation. The company supports and nurtures young people from the most deprived wards of Liverpool; some of which are the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. They provide young people with a platform to express share, learn, grow and dare to dream . Guy Christiansen, Participation Manager embodies this ethos and behaviour and is an exceptional Creative Learning facilitator

    Guy Christiansen
  • Samantha Obiorah

    Samantha Obiorah Little Voices West Surrey school Little Voices project

    Performing Arts & Music

    Samantha Obiorah

    Little Voices West Surrey school Little Voices project

    Samantha our franchisee was approached by the Head Teacher of Ash Grange Primary School to give creative performing arts learning to the Year 5 age group; this would be funded by the school to promote communication skills, confidence for life and give the children a real sense of achievement by examining them with LAMDA. The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. For many children at this school it will be the only certificate that they receive in life. Many parents of the children cannot read themselves and support at home is limited / non existent.

    Samantha Obiorah
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Digital & Film

Digital & Film

This category is to recognise a creative learning initiative or project that has been about digital and / or film.

Winner:

  • Catherine Costello/Oxfordshire Hospital School
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    Catherine Costello/Oxfordshire Hospital School Hospital Hubbub Poetry Podcasts

    Digital & Film

    Catherine Costello/Oxfordshire Hospital School

    Hospital Hubbub Poetry Podcasts

    Catherine Costello is the English & Arts lead at the Oxfordshire Hospital School. She works tirelessly to deliver exciting and innovative ways to engage children and young people who are unwell and unable to attend their home schools; she enables them to thrive through immersion in poetry, reading and literature. Catherine has created a wide network of creative opportunities through leading and inspiring others; staff and community partners willingly go the extra mile to ensure the very best outcomes for our young people. The Hospital Hubbub project has been chosen as an excellent example of the innovative approaches championed by Catherine.

    Catherine Costello/Oxfordshire Hospital School

Shortlisted

  • Creative Black Country

    Creative Black Country 100 Masters

    Digital & Film

    Creative Black Country

    100 Masters

    100 Masters initiated a daring new partnership between the UK’s biggest regional newspaper and local artists. Using augmented reality, it brought animated artwork into 80,000 households across the UK.

    Working with the Express and Star newspaper, commissioned artists and international tech company, Blippar the project successfully pioneered the first non-commercial use of Augmented Reality technology in a UK newspaper.

    This innovative collaboration motivated people to nominate someone they know who is brilliant at what they do. 100 Masters uncovered a breadth of local talent: from Indian drum virtuosos and aerospace engineers to visually-impaired marathon runners and mosaic artists.

    Creative Black Country
  • Paula Briggs

    Paula Briggs The #BeACreativeProducer Project

    Digital & Film

    Paula Briggs

    The #BeACreativeProducer Project

    The #BeACreativeProducer Project, directed by Paula Briggs from AccessArt, demonstrates what happens when teenagers collaborate to inspire creativity in young people. Meeting after school and at weekends, the five 13 year olds who make up the #BeACreativeProducer team have combined their creative skills in the physical and digital world to make a series of short films and animations to remind young people across the UK that “The World Needs Your Creativity!”. The commitment and creativity of the teenagers, combined with the vision and facilitation of their mentor Paula, has resulted in a project which will inspire teenagers to celebrate their own creativity.

    Paula Briggs
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Creative Learning Leader Education Sector

Creative Learning Leader - Education Sector

This category is to recognise an outstanding individual who is making an impact in championing and promoting creative learning.

Winner:

  • Sean Moran
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    Sean Moran Leadership of the arts in secondary school

    Creative Learning Leader - Education Sector

    Sean Moran

    Leadership of the arts in secondary school

    Sean Moran holds the role of assistant vice principal of a large, oversubscribed secondary school, Wade Deacon where he spends his time championing the art subjects that he oversees and manages.
    It is purely his commitment, passion and belief in arts subjects that deserves recognition.

    Sean Moran

Shortlisted

  • Mandy Barrett

    Mandy Barrett Art in Primary Education

    Creative Learning Leader - Education Sector

    Mandy Barrett

    Art in Primary Education

    In September 2014 Mandy moved into a previously unused Art room within the school, with the remit of improving Art education across the school. Since then, Mandy has taken the Art provision in school from strength to strength. She has not only improved Art within the school, but she has enabled the children within the school to produce work of an exceptionally high standard through her skills, enthusiasm and dedication as an Art specialist. Her Twitter and Blog has drawn attention nationally and internationally and Mandy has, without a doubt, improved Art education for many children outside the school walls. She is absolutely passionate about ensuring high quality Art education for all.

    Mandy Barrett
  • New College Leicester - Kate Brown

    New College Leicester - Kate Brown Arts and Culture Strategy

    Creative Learning Leader - Education Sector

    New College Leicester - Kate Brown

    Arts and Culture Strategy

    New College Leicester through the vision and dedication of Kate Brown are driving forward Arts and Culture to a level unlike any other secondary school. While other schools around them focus on the delivery of the so called core subjects New College Leicester remains faithful to delivering a rounded education for all young people. Bringing Kate in to the Arts and Culture faculty has refreshed the colleges approach to this vitally important subject when it comes to young people’s wellbeing, identity, confidence and self-esteem. The production of the strategy is only the start of the journey. The intention is for the strategy to extend the reach of influence beyond the college gates.

    New College Leicester - Kate Brown
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Creative Learning Leader Cultural Sector

Creative Learning Leader - Cultural Sector

This category is to recognise an outstanding individual who is making an impact in championing and promoting creative learning.

Winner:

  • Penny Allen, Adult Participation Manager
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    Penny Allen, Adult Participation Manager Creative Ageing: bringing high quality arts to older people in Herefordshire

    Creative Learning Leader - Cultural Sector

    Penny Allen, Adult Participation Manager

    Creative Ageing: bringing high quality arts to older people in Herefordshire

    Established in 2010, Creating Ageing focuses on communication through creativity. The Courtyard was of the first arts centres to have a dedicated team engaging with older people, with our dementia arts project achieving national recognition. Penny Allen, our Adult Participation Manager has held the post for four years, and during this time has created strong links within regional and national networks. She has contributed to several national best practice guides and travelled internationally to share the work of Creative Ageing. Some of the biggest impacts have been through Penny translating the experiences of other creative projects with older people into the Herefordshire context.

    Penny Allen, Adult Participation Manager

Shortlisted

  • Carrie Lennard

    Carrie Lennard The Improvise Approach - Enabling children and adults with profound and complex needs to learn and make music together

    Creative Learning Leader - Cultural Sector

    Carrie Lennard

    The Improvise Approach - Enabling children and adults with profound and complex needs to learn and make music together

    Carrie has worked in special education music for 40 years. For 9 years she worked in publishing, alongside London Special schools. She has created many successful music resources for use with children who have severe, profound and complex learning needs. Today she runs music workshops for children and adults with special needs utilising voice, instruments and music technology in such a way that they are actively involved and not passive recipients. The Improvise Approach opens the door to meaningful, creative and independent music-making to anyone who has difficulty accessing playing an instrument through conventional means. It makes use of iPad technology and adapted instruments.

    Carrie Lennard
  • Katy Milne

    Katy Milne Promoting creative learning to a range of age groups including students, Cree groups and the wider community

    Creative Learning Leader - Cultural Sector

    Katy Milne

    Promoting creative learning to a range of age groups including students, Cree groups and the wider community

    Katy Milne is Director of Creativity and Arts at Greenfield Arts, Newton Aycliffe. Katy is a dedicated patron of creative learning and her influence and inspiration is obvious within the Arts Centre and Greenfield Community College and the wider community. However, what sets Katy apart is her ability to inspire a much wider demographic through outreach, films, publications and most importantly through the people she inspires.

    Katy Milne