Creative Learning through the Arts

Small World Theatre is part of an exciting learning initiative in Wales working with Ysgol Glan-y-Môr School, Burry Port. The Lead Creative Schools Scheme is part of the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales joint funded programme Creative learning through the arts – an action plan for Wales 2015-2020.

Small World Theatre practitioners Bill Hamblett and Jacob Whittaker worked with seventeen Year 8 pupils to address the duel subjects of Digital Competence and ESDGC (Education for Sustainability, Development and Global Citizenship). Including devising ways to communicate global issues: environmental sustainability, human rights and responsibilities, refugees and others. The results were presented digitally.

The project produced a short film that gives a glimpse into a future envisaged by Ysgol Glan-y-Môr pupils. A local news room is caught up in an environmental disaster. The rising tides flood the town and all coastal ports are underwater. The consequences put the environment, food security and human rights in question.

Lead Creative Schools Scheme and the Tate Exchange event in April

Wales’ pioneering creative learning scheme leading the way in education! Lead Creative Schools Scheme have been invited to take part in an event at Tate Modern in London from 24 – 29 April, 2018. The event will form part of Tate Exchange, which is an ambitious ‘open experiment’ allowing organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate’s creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us. The international foundation Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE), a Tate Exchange Associate, will be working in partnership on the delivery of the activity throughout the week.