Learning and Lentils – Maths Week Scotland – Jackson Kavanagh

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I’ve made many visits to Scotland over the last couple of years, taking as creatives’ learning programmes to primary and secondary schools in Clydebank, Cumbernauld, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow (lots of trips to Glasgow!), Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Langholm, Paisley, Renfrew and Troon. As part of our ambition to promote creativity in education, we’ve developed the Five C’s. … Read More

Blog: Learning Outside the Classroom

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A nostalgic whim took me on a detour recently, to show my kids where I had built dens amongst trees and bracken as a dirty-kneed nine year old. It was the same spot, I told them on our approach, where my big brothers regularly rode their bikes on dirt tracks, over obstacles and down dips … Read More

Case Study: Shaking up Shakespeare

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Sadly, it is still very often the case that when students arrive in one of our Shakespeare workshops, the dread is written all over their faces! The fear that they won’t understand it or that it will be boring, or just plain irrelevant, is palpable. However, it is a challenge we relish and it doesn’t … Read More

Creative Malaysia, August 2016: Blog4

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After two flights (and a six hour layover in Jeddah), I’m finally home in Liverpool following an amazing time in Malaysia. Representing as creatives, and working with the local Learning Adventure Resource Network, I’ve delivered a week of creative learning workshops to students from a range of schools – and you can read about Days … Read More

Creative Malaysia, August 2016: Blog3

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I’m at the end of a five day programme in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, delivering workshops for the local Learning Adventure Resource Network – and what an amazing five days it’s been. You can read about Days 1 and 2 here, and Day 3 here – but onto Days 4 and 5 … Day 4: Spelling, … Read More

Creative Malaysia, August 2016: Blog2

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I’m back in Malaysia to represent as creatives as we deliver a week of workshops for the Learning Adventure Resource Network – and I’m having a brilliant time. You can read about my first two days here – but as for the next stage of my adventure … Day 3: The Stuarts, The Somme – … Read More

Creative Malaysia, August 2016: Blog1

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After a successful pilot programme with Malaysia’s Learning Adventure Resource Network in 2015, I was delighted to be asked back to Petaling Jaya in the summer of 2016 to represent as creatives again. This second programme was to see five days of creative learning workshops, exploring maths, literacy, science and history, with a group of … Read More

Creative Malaysia – Time to Reflect: Blog 5

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This evening marked the end of the “official” side of my trip to Malaysia – so I’ve now got two days to take in the local sights (and tastes) before I fly back to the UK. Although I got to do some of that today anyway, as Cassandra kindly helped me achieve some of the … Read More