Peer to Peer Professional Development Retreat at The Chellington Centre

11th May 2017, 10am-3pm, The Chellington Centre

St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Rd, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA

This day is for teachers and cultural providers who want to spend some time reflecting on their work with young people and the arts, with a particular focus on evaluation, feedback and communication. You are invited to join us for a day of reflection, peer to peer support and practical exercises designed to make your creative and cultural work with young people the best it can be, hosted by The Chellington Centre.

All participants will explore practical ways to evaluate the impact of cultural provision on young people and how this can be used to improve cultural and creative interventions. Cultural providers will undertake marketing exercises to ensure that your offer is communicated effectively, whilst school based colleagues will be supported in designing creative projects that meet the aims of the school and attract the right provider. The day will end with peer to peer sharing across the sectors will provide useful insight into how the sectors of education and culture can work together to achieve the best outcomes for young people.

This event is free to all Culture Challenge providers and educational professionals working in Bedfordshire, but booking is essential. To ensure time and space for deep engagement there are only 12 places. To book, please email your expression of interest to Expect deep networking with professionals from both the arts and education settings.


To provide space and support to professionals from both education and cultural settings to improve their creative and cultural offer for young people through reflective practice, effective evaluation and clear communication.

By the end of the day participants will have:

* Deepened and widened their network within the sector.

* Explored the importance of reflective practice, feedback and evaluation and be provided with guidelines and templates to support this.

* Strengthened their communication relating to this work,

* School colleagues will practice designing effective creative projects that help them meet the aims of their setting whilst attracting engaging and effective providers.

* Cultural providers will have the opportunity to improve the communication and marketing of their offer to schools.