Partner organisations announced for £700k ‘Olympic’ themed school

26 April 2010

A New Direction, the strategic body for connecting young Londoners with the city's creative and cultural energy, is pleased to announce the 14 partner organisations confirmed to deliver the 'Olympic' themed 2010/11 Creative Partnerships Enquiry School Programme to 150 schools across London.

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The following organisations will each work in partnership with schools from September 2010:

  • Cineclub - The Young Filmmakers Network
  • Clayground Collective
  • Discover
  • Eastside Educational Trust
  • Emergency Exit Arts
  • Fundamental Architectural Inclusion
  • Graeae Theatre
  • Kinetika
  • LIFT
  • MakeBelieve Arts
  • Nimble Fish
  • Punchdrunk
  • RollingSound

The Enquiry Schools programme is a one-year opportunity for schools to work with a partner to explore creativity, and how it can drive school improvement.

Each organisation will devise and develop a project concept inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, drawing from the findings of the DEMOS report, 'The Biggest Learning Opportunity on Earth - How London's Olympics could work for young people in schools'.

The projects will reference Every Child Matters outcomes and explore one of the following themes: 'Connecting Countries', 'My Family and Me', 'Inspired by London', 'Leading the Way' and 'My Future'.

The application process opens to schools across all 33 London boroughs on 07 June 2010, and successful schools will be announced in September, with projects starting in October 2010.

Download further details about the organisations, and the full press release below:

Download Launching £700 k Olympic themed project for London (82.88 kB Pdf)

Download BLOE Organisations Info (79.58 kB Pdf)