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Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) win Creative School of the Year at the 2020 Tes Awards!

The school was described by the judges as “impressive” and “extraordinary”, putting creativity at the heart of what they do.

Staff members from MSPRU have sat on MCEP boards since its inception, and we're very pleased that they are one of the partner schools involved in our first round of Creative Curriculum Partnerships (more below).

Congratulations Jane, Ann, Russell and all those at MSPRU!

Read the full article.


 

Our Creative Curriculum Task Group have been working hard to establish their first round of partnerships between schools/youth groups and cultural organisations across Manchester.

Round 1 of partnerships running until March 2021 are: 

  1. Manchester Museum and Bridgelea Pupil Referral Unit 
  2. Manchester Art Gallery and Loreto High School
  3. Young Identity and Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit 
  4. Ideas Foundation North-West and The Manchester College 
  5. Young Identity and Abraham Moss Community School (Primary) 
  6. Note Weavers CIC and Manchester Hospital School 
  7. Z-arts and Chorlton High School South 
  8. Noisy Toys and the Manchester Sensory Support Service 
  9. University of Manchester's School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and Parrs Wood High School 
  10. the Whitworth and Alma Park Primary 
  11. HOME and Cheetham Youth Club
  12. Manchester Jewish Museum and Chorlton High School 

Each partnership will focus on a shared curriculum interest to develop a project delivered either online or socially-distanced by February half-term 2021. 

Digital resources developed as part of the partnerships will become available online in March. Watch this space! 

If you're a school or youth group, or a cultural organisation based in Manchester and you want to find out more about future partnership projects, get in touch


We're really pleased to have a work of art as part of Wild in Art's 50 Windows of Creativity, a new art trail around the city created by the team behind Bee in the City. 

We commissioned Manchester-based artist Stephen M Campbell to create a new work of art using some of the windows submitted to our Through a Manchester Window callout this summer (you can see some of them below!)

You can see the window on display on Deansgate Mews until 9 December 2020. Find out more here.

Photographs by David Oates.


The Manchester Cultural Education Partnership has recruited its two youth boards of creative influencers aged 10 - 14, and 15 - 21.

Watch this space for more information!


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Through a Manchester Window project. We received some fantastic windows from children, young people and adults alike, and as we start to come out of lockdown, we want to share some of the artworks you created during lockdown…


Some colourful masterpieces and pencil sketches from students at St James CofE Primary School and St Catherine's Primary in Didsbury.

 

Thanks to the Manchester Health Academy for sending the artworks penned ONTO their windows

We had a few fantastic & colourful contributions sent in from Moor Allerton Preparatory School

   

Thanks to those who scripted poems or "word-windows"! This poem is from Sharon Jones, a job coach with the Manchester College, and a word-window from a student at Abraham Moss Community School...

 

And a big thank you to all the students at Abraham Moss Community School who sent us some really fantastic views from their windows, imagined or otherwise!

 

 

  

 

#ThroughaMcrWindow was a way of connecting people across the city, allowing us to be alone together during a unique time in history - thanks to all who contributed!


Watch the film made about our Launch Week! With thanks to Mike Bailey, Production Manager at Abraham Moss Community School.


At this amazing time in human history... 

All around the world, people are stuck indoors and sharing the view from their window. Show us the view from your window in Manchester - real or imagined, in any art form!

Draw or collage what you see, write a poem or sing a song - it's up to you!

We'll upload your windows onto our website as they come in... 

Manchester City Council
Curious Minds
Young Manchester