Wanted – 10 Milton Keynes primary schools!

MK Cultural Education Partnership (MKCEP) seeks ten Milton Keynes primary schools to participate in Schools Connect – a creative and cultural training programme for teachers which focuses on mental health and wellbeing in the classroom.

Building on the impact of the MKCEP arts and mental health project, You, Me, Together which took place during January 2018, the project will work with Artis to deliver a CPD programme for teachers.

Artis has been working for 13 years in schools across the country, to help boost achievement, improve speaking & listening skills, and build confidence and self-esteem in young people. Their approach is about integrating high-quality performing arts – music, drama and dance – into the classroom with their highly trained arts educators, known as Artis Specialists.

For this Schools Connect project, Artis will work with twenty teachers from ten schools and ten arts organisations/practitioners to address health and wellbeing through creative projects.

MKCEP are applying to the Artswork Schools Connect programme for the funding for this project. They require formal sign up from the ten schools to be submitted as part of the bid. The outcome of the application will be announced in November, and if funded, delivery in schools will begin in the Spring 2019 term.

Full information, eligibility and details of how to apply can be found here: https://ahamk.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/school-connect-call-out-final.pdf

Still need convincing? Watch the powerful You, Me Together video which was created in Milton Keynes earlier this year: