“Our participation in Creative Partnerships through Creative Junction has been transformational for the school. We have learnt much, built networks, broken down ‘subject silos’ and created a much more creative and risk taking approach to teaching and learning.” Assistant Head Teacher, Secondary School, Reading.
Creative Junction delivered Creative Partnerships for nine years, working for Arts Council England as their area delivery organisation for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.
Creative Partnerships, a flagship creative learning programme, was designed to develop the skills of young people across England, raising their aspirations and achievements, and opening up more opportunities for their futures. This world-leading programme transformed teaching and learning across the curriculum.
In Autumn 2011, on the completion of the programme, Creative Partnerships was awarded the 2011 International WISE Prize for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education. http://www.wise-qatar.org/
The programme supported innovative, long-term partnerships between young people, teachers and teams, and arts and creative professionals and organisations. It aimed to develop:
•the creativity and enterprise of young people, raising their aspirations and achievements
•the skills of teachers and teams and their confidence to work with a range of arts and creative professionals and organisations
•schools’ and other learning settings approaches to arts, culture, creativity and partnership working; and
•the skills, capacity and sustainability of artists and the creative industries and other partners who wish to work with schools and other learning settings.
Creative Junction worked with 400 + schools and learning settings, thousands of young people and hundreds of school staff, creative partners, arts and cultural organisations and parents across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.