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May 7, 2021
Bubble Up Claremont

Summer Learning Map

As part of it's #PassTheBaton campaign, Curious Minds has developed an interactive digital map, to demonstrate to school leaders and policy-makers the vast scale of the creative and cultural education workforce which exists in our communities nationwide.
August 31, 2021

Leading the Arts in Your School: Applications Open

June 11, 2021

Bubble Up Summer Commissions

Curious Minds is pleased to be working with school and local authority commissioners in communities across the North West to organise extra-time cultural learning clubs, to take place during summer 2021.
May 26, 2021

Young at Heart

Often, conversations around youth leadership understandably focus on the benefit this has for young people. But, behind each of the success stories is a story less often told of the individual adults who have enabled the young people’s success.
May 5, 2021

Craft Adventures

... with Balderstone St. Leonard's! Curious Minds is delighted to share an update from one of our Artsmark schools about how they've managed to stay creative and inspire each other through the arts during the pandemic.
April 28, 2021

Proof Positive

Art and creativity implicitly strengthen the character of young people. All practitioners working in the cultural education sector know this. In Summer 2020, Curious Minds partnered with Goldsmiths, University of London for an ambitious research program that seeks to help researchers and practitioners back this up with empirical data.
April 27, 2021

Summer Schools: A blast from the past

Imagine if... we had the courage to look beyond ‘catch-up’ and saw the potential of summer learning to re-engage young people with learning, with each other, with their communities and with future careers.
April 16, 2021

Bubble Up – Your Summer School Sorted

Curious Minds is excited to offer its tried and tested Bubble Up programme to schools this summer. Bubble Up is a solution for schools that are interested in delivering high-quality creative summer school activity for incoming Year 7s, in line with DfE guidance.
March 23, 2021
Young person and facilitator at a Hope Streets Hope Hub meeting in 2019

Creative Kickstart

Curious Minds is working closely with national and regional partners to support a wide range of employers as they open their doors to young people who need the opportunity the most. 
March 17, 2021

Rethinking Recovery

How a summer of reconnection could meet and exceed recovery learning objectives.
March 10, 2021
Dancers from Formby High School

Surging Forward in Sefton

At a time of austerity and constriction, Sefton’s Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) is determined to maintain a high profile for its provision for the arts and creativity across its educational and community providers. Despite the new and additional challenges created by the pandemic, lockdown and school closures, their plans remain hopeful, challenging and ambitious.
March 2, 2021
Young Bubble Up participants in Claremont make a camera obscura during summer 2020

Recovery Learning: Pass the Baton

An open letter to Gavin Williamson. This summer it’s time to pass the education recovery baton to the nation’s expert army of creative educators, to give our children a summer of creative fun, friendship and freedom wherever they live.
February 24, 2021

Nurturing Creative Partnerships in Lockdown

Every challenge offers opportunity to grow. Head of Drama at Stockport Grammar School, Matt King-Sayce, seized this at the start of Lockdown#1 and has been working hard to develop new and existing cultural partnerships for his school through the last few months. Here he reflects on the positives inherent in pursuing partnerships.
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