Creative Education Fair

The Arts Education Forum, Tees Valley have organised a drop-in, information and networking event open to all schools and teachers in the Tees Valley on Wednesday October 20th 2004, 4pm to 6.30 pm, at SPARK, Our Lady and St. Bede’s School Site, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 0QH.

Delegates will be able to:

  • Discover the value of adopting a creative approach to education
  • Find out how to develop, set-up and manage creative education projects that integrate the arts in the curriculum
  • Look at how the arts can be linked with visits to heritage or cultural sites
  • Meet with a variety of agencies who develop and manage creative education projects in the Tees Valley
  • Meet local artists who have experience of working in educational settings
  • Investigate how the arts can be used to teach a variety of subjects, from science to citizenship
  • Start planning your own creative education projects
  • Get information on funding available for creative education projects
  • Find out how your school can achieve the Artsmark award
  • Discover some useful websites for contacting artists or finding out about developing creative education projects

Creative Education promotes learning through creative personal expression. It enriches the school curriculum and develops the whole individual towards lifelong appreciation and skills development.

SPARK, an innovative centre providing workshops, education and training in the visual arts for children, teachers and the community is acting as host for this networking and information sharing event, where teachers can access a wide variety of practical information that they can use to support the creative learning of their pupils.

The Arts Education Forum, Tees Valley works in partnership to promote the development of Creative Education in Tees Valley schools and communities, improving communications between agencies, sharing resources and developing a compelling knowledge base. The Forum provides a focus for dialogue and debate about the potential of Creative Education in the Tees Valley.

More Information

For further information contact Lesley Featherstone at tees valley arts on 01642 264 651 or Gill Gilbert from SPARK on 01642 612 802.

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TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.