A school’s best and most valuable resource is of course, its staff. But there are times when everyone can benefit from a fresh approach and an injection of new ideas. And that’s where As Creatives can come in. Our Creative CPD programmes and INSETs, which have been delivered to thousands of teachers and teaching professionals right across … Read More
Putting maths in context to create hooks for childrens’ learning Sounds like the holy grail, doesn’t it. But the downloadable Extraordinary Maths packages from As Creatives Connect can help you get there – by placing pupils in immersive, character-led worlds, where the maths has a purpose!
The population of bees is in decline all over the world – which is seriously bad news for the environment, as these insects both pollinate around three quarters of the food we grow and act as indicators of our planet’s health. So use a well-known playground game to create and perform your own Dance of … Read More
All of our maths workshops have been carefully designed to put into context and actively promote the keystones of the Curriculum for Excellence – as well, of course, as supporting the push to Make Maths Count. Tapping into pupils’ own creativity, our unashamedly fun workshops engage, motivate and, crucially, challenge the children and young people we work with, providing them with meaningful … Read More
Our Outdoor Poetry activities offer a number of ways of exploring and playing with words – and are particularly appropriate at a time when the benefits of outdoor learning are more evident than ever before!
This summer we will be celebrating the creative arts in schools across the country by supporting children to explore, engage and develop their own creativity through a wide range of participatory art workshops. We believe that art is for everyone, that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the creative arts – and that participating in … Read More
Creating an Indoor Remembrance Garden provides a simple, safe and structured opportunity for pupils to reflect on the reality that a great many young people died in World War I. We’d love to hear how you get on with (and develop) the activity, so please let us know! Download the resource here … Read More
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
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
Plasticine Sculptures – Moulding prior knowledge and new learning in a range of divergent outcomes Download the resource here
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
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