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Connect, Create, Collaborate

Connect, Create, Collaborate

Connect, Create, Collaborate PROGRAMME

Unlocking creativity in your school and beyond

Our Connect, Create, Collaborate programme aims to widen access to creative and cultural activity across all ages in any school cluster.

It works to connect schools to creative learning communities and practitioners both in your area and across the world for meaningful, inspiring engagement.

Who is the Connect, Create, Collaborate programme for?

This programme can be co-designed with schools, local authorities or clusters to make sure that we create the most impactful initiative possible for your learners. It can work from early years right through to secondary ages and includes projects relevant for pre-Higher Education practitioners and learners.

We can also create bespoke and tailored interventions for headteachers, authority and other community leaders who are in search of a creative solution to challenges facing schools and systems today.

About Connect, Create, Collaborate

CCE recognises that many jobs of the future will be in the creative arts sector and we have created this whole school engagement programme to ensure that both pupils and teachers have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in life and in the workplace from the earliest age.

We will work with your schools or cluster to provide training interventions and CPD that are designed to influence the confidence, ambition and aspiration of your teachers and leaders, as well as the wider school and community.

How the programme works

This whole school engagement programme is built on successful widening access, engagement and participation interventions that are designed to inform the transition and progression of your pupils.

Some examples of the programme that can work to encourage school and cluster engagement are set out below; however please note every programme can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your learners.

Initiate: an early years CPD programme for the staff in your cluster area that will embed the building blocks for creative learning in those very first experiences of school.

Inspire: for primary school teachers, this will involve secondary specialists working alongside local artists in exploring creating learning potentials.

Invade: this is a summer school that uses the arts as a tool to build confidence to help primary seven pupils prepare for transitioning to secondary school education.

Imagine: this project is for S1-S3 pupils and involves a series of career workshops using drama techniques to help pupils consider their options for the future.

Immerse: this is a specialist careers intervention programme that comprises workshops, mentoring and a summer school to help pupils access quality support and guidance about possible careers in the creative industries.

Get involved

Get involved

If you would like to find out more about how your school or cluster can benefit from Connect, Create, Collaborate, please contact us at