—————————————————————————————————THU  18 November | Closing Keynote by Prof Bill Lucas

This keynote went live around 4.45pm on THU 18th November 



THU  18 November | Closing Poem

by Mia Daliya Cunningham, A Little Learning

spoken word artist and educator in response to the themes of the Creative Schools Slow Symposium 2021




Creative Schools this year partnered up with the Young London Print Prize, a new prize that champions the ability of young people to engage in their own personal artistic practice. It bridges the gap between compulsory education and the contemporary art world by directly involving young artists and printmakers within it.

A programme was co-designed with schools from East, South and West London to ensure it reflects the latest social issues and curriculum needs. This year the theme was Climate Art. CPD and workshops in primary schools were delivered and a group of students in Year 12 was identified who judged the entries, learned about careers in the arts, and curated this element of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.

Every submission to the Young London Print Prize is also captured in a book, so that we start to elevate art education and the role of young artists from all kinds of backgrounds into the mainstream conversation about the history of contemporary art.



The winning entry by Meryl Basoa, a Year 6 pupil from Heronsgate Primary School, is called Climate Love.

The second prize was scooped by Land of Peace, a beautiful monoprint by Mohammad Juman from Oxford Gardens Primary School in north Kensington.

The third prize Glowing Moon, created by Zahra Alam from Seven Mills Primary on the Isle of Dogs.




WEEK 2 | 15-18 NOV

MON 15 November | Welcome  from the Creative Schools new host


MON  15 November | Ideas Sharing Podcast 04 | Sukwinder Samra (Headteacher Podcast)




TUE 16 November | Ideas Sharing Podcast 05 | East London Dance


After listening to the East London Dance Podcast you might want to explore the ‘Mesa Festival Legacy Video’ which shows evidence of innovative work co-designed & co-produced by The Fi.ELD participants, and the RISE Creative Careers Resource by national alumni from One Dance UK Ambassadors, The Fi.ELD at East London Dance & Young Producers at China Plate ltd.

Click HERE to have a look at the RISE Creative Career Resource that East London Dance has shared.

Finally, if you wanted to ask questions or engage with our speakers Gemma & Charlene please join East London Dance’s Creative School Lunchtime Coffee Zoom Meeting on FRI 19th November 12.30 – 1.30pm by clicking HERE.



WED 17 November | Ideas Sharing Podcast 06 | Green Candle & Oaklands School







MON 8 November | Welcome & opening keynote


Monday 8 November | WF Climate Summit | Primary Keynote – School Streets

Students from Chingford CoE Primary explain why they think School Streets are a good idea.


TUE 9 November | Ideas Sharing Podcast 01 | Magic Lantern

WED  10 November | Ideas Sharing Podcast 02 | Skills Builder

THU  11 November | Ideas Sharing Podcast 03 | Not Your Circus Dog Collective and University of East London