The City Classroom
The City Classroom is a mechanism by which schools can access culture provision in the City.
The City Classroom Partnership, the consortium behind the initiative and of which The Spark is a founding member, are now connecting with cultural ambassadors within schools to further enhance the model, help to shape the offer and endorse this new approach to cultural education.
With an initial focus on Primary and SEN city schools a strategic approach will be taken in order to enable the arts and Leicester's varied cultural assets to add value to the learning experience.
The City Classroom will, in future, focus on Being, Becoming, Belonging and creatively connect children and young people through cultural exploration by coordinating an annual education programme delivered in partnership with cultural organisations, education establishments and communities.
- The City Classroom Spring Activities (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
The City Classroom project was an action research initiative designed to explore the potential of locally sourced curriculum content for every Leicester child.
The project focused on place based cultural education and sought to build sustainable partnerships between arts, culture and local communities by integrating curriculum activities both in and outside of school.
As a result of five case study examples, The City Classroom has become a model that has the capacity to lead on the development of an area based curriculum, not only to support knowledge based learning but to build pupils' competencies by involving them in decision making thus shaping their own cultural learning, and improving ambition and motivation of staff and students alike.
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For more information about The City Classroom and the work we did, please visit: http://cityclassroom.tumblr.com/
The Spark Arts for Children are proud to be founder members