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January 23, 2017

A look back at 2016…

As we launch into a new year and a new school term it’s a great time to reflect on all the amazing teachers, cultural leaders, arts practitioners and young people… read more

January 13, 2017

Building STEAM in East London

East London schools are putting the ‘A’ in STEAM Creative Schools was designed to support school improvement needs through East London’s incredible arts and cultural opportunities. Over the past year… read more

December 20, 2016

Measuring impact in the arts

For our last Collaborative Learning session of 2016, East London cultural partners explored approaches to measuring impact across the arts with Seva Phillips and James Doeser. In the first of… read more

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