“Educating a New Creative Class”

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We’re always busy at the Ideas Foundation, whether it’s with our own Projects, getting involved in supporting others in the creative industry, or working with Government. Whatever it takes to promote practical creativity. Take a look at what we’ve been up to recently, below.

Last year we could only create a virtual celebration of our work inspiring students with creativity. This isn't just about the arts but the skills that creative education builds - resilience, confidence, time management and career awareness. Last year, we provided creativity kits for students - full of different great prompts and materials to support the students. These prompts are available for other organisations to use.

Our Yorkshire partners have worked with fantastic arts organisations in New York City - sharing an international experience that we hope will encourage them on their own creative journeys to inspired places. On the 12th July at Leeds Playhouse we we’re able to host the final year cultural runway celebrating the creativity of so many young people from Keighley, Castleford and Leeds.

Thanks so much to all our partners and the people behind the scenes who have committed to making this four year programme so impactful.
@burberry @northernballet @hepworthwakefield @leedsplayhouse @leedsyoungfilm @lifeatkings @BeanResearchLtd @abtofficial @studioinaschool @reelworks The university on New York

#creativity#education #experience #students #creative #leeds #Castleford #Keighley #durhamcommission #careers #education #creativeeducation
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Pantene and Ideas Foundation have teamed up to create a series of creative #PowerOfHair workshops that can be woven into the curriculum, focusing on raising awareness and understanding of Afro hair discrimination, promoting hair confidence, and equipping students with essential skills to help set them up for the future.

How can you get involved?
👉 Are you a student / parent? Share the #PowerOfHair Schools Programme with your school (link in bio)
👉 Are you an educator? Contact the @ideasfoundation to discuss a workshop being held in your school or head to our website and download our #PowerOfHair teaching resources to hold your own workshop.
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@panteneuk @pantene @pa
#PowerofHair #Pantene #blackgirlmagic #ideasfoundationworkshops #myhairmypower #panteneambassador #ClaraAmfo #blackhair #magichair #hairdiscrimination
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The Ideas Foundation is working with #BurberryInspire to showcase the creativity of students from Leeds Keighley and Castleford inspired by so many artists, creative partners and supporters.
If you are in Leeds on 12.7.22 and want to see the culmination of this four year partner, DM us to get more information or check the link in BIO ⬆️

This is a celebration of the work of not just the students but @northernballet @hepworthwakefield @leedsplayhouse @leedsyoungfilm @lifeatkings @BeanResearchLtd Ideas Foundation collaboration with 8 schools from Yorkshire.

The project has expanded to New York City and other terrific partners such as The City University of NewYork @abtofficial @studioinaschool @reelworks.

Thanks to @burberry for having the vision to support a four year programme underpinned by evaluation and research. We look forward to sharing the research findings with #careers #education #creativeeducation#philanthropy professionals over time to show how #employerengagementcan be transformational.

#Leeds #Keighley #Castleford
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And the final of the portraits created as a result of the #FestivalofCommunities with Queen Mary University of London Ideas Foundation workshop funded by #Ingenious award from Royal Academy of Engineering

I love this portrait because it shows how #creativity is important for mental health and also as a way of developing skills that transferrable. And I love this too because it shows how careers and learning evolve. Dr Zara is a resident obstetrician who is choosing to follow a further PHd so she can save even more babies lives using engineering and technology. Impressive and inspiring on so many different levels. Thanks @michaelhcockerham for capturing the story in words and images and Zara for being such an amazing role model and photographic model.

Heather MacRae
Chief Executive The Ideas Foundation

#Iamanengineer #WomenInSTEM #engineer #engineering @officialqmul @michaelhcockerham @royal___academyofengineering
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International photographer Michael Cockerham and the Ideas Foundation created a digital storytelling workshop at Queen Mary's Festival of Communities to help engineers see each other's worlds.

The creative & culture teams built a digital arts studio in the engineering foyer to teach the audience storytelling techniques and how to make a live electronic portrait of an engineer.

The engineers, doctors and scientists were asked questions about their lives, the challenges and how they discovered their careers.

Pryanka Chadha who is an engineer spoke openly about her journey from school to university, industry and her life at home. After working in Sweden and China, Pryanka joined Tina's research team and is investigating how air pollution affects the unborn baby during pregnancy. She is a Doctoral Scholar (EngD) funded by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Centric Engineering https://www.qmul.ac.uk/dce/ and is developing tools in machine learning to prevent preterm birth and help save babies and mother's lives.

#Iamanengineer #WomenInSTEM #engineer #engineering @officialqmul @michaelhcockerham @royal___academyofengineering
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A huge thank you to @clearchanneluk for giving students a voice during the royal celebrations and to everyone who supported us making this a success.

Schools and colleges from across the country – Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Somerset, London, Leeds and Manchester participated in a range of digital storytelling workshops – working alongside leading photographers such as Canon Ambassador Clive Booth, Canon volunteers Dean Hodgson and Martin Diamond and supported by Peter Thomas from the National Association for the Teaching of English.  Students were offered the opportunity to create images using Canon kit.  The projects empowered young people to create posters showing how they can celebrate kindness in their communities.     
 
Hope, optimism, neighbourhoods and communities are key to this celebration year. Said Heather MacRae, CEO of the Ideas Foundation. “We look forward to seeing how talented young people from across the country will create images, words and pictures that celebrate The Queen’s values of kindness, commonwealth, and inclusivity.”   
 
10 winning images were proudly displayed on Clear Channel’s digital Out of Home screens across the country, giving a voice to UK students during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.       
 
#HoppyAnniversary – Solway Community School (Cumbria)
 
#CrowningCareers - Amos Bursary Trust (London) @amosbursary

 #NationOfHope -The Manchester College (Manchester) @themcrcollege
 
#FriendshipIsKingQueen -Bridgwater College Academy (Somerset) @bridgwatertauntoncollege
 
#CelebrateTheCrown - Graham School (North Yorkshire)
 
#ARoyalToast – Beacon Hill School (Cumbria) beaconhillacad

 #JubileeRhapsody – The Whitehaven Academy (Cumbria) @whitehavenacademy
 
#Communi-tea -Eskdale School (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
                                                                       #WaveOfLove – Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Derbyshire) @qegsashbourne

#RoyalColouringBook – Solway School (Cumbria)
 
 
@platinumjubileepageant @canonemeapro @canonuk @cliveboothphoto @robinwightuk  
 
#CommonWealthOfKindness #IdeasFoundationWorkshops
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Here is the picture taken by students at Beacon Hill School that is being displayed on @clearchanneluk digital screens nationwide, giving them a voice during the royal celebrations.
 
Beacon Hill School is set in a small rural town of Aspatria. It is a very small single form secondary school that is partnered with Solway Community School. Students are mixed ability and because of the isolation and small size of the school don’t often get enrichment activities from large external companies outside of the region. Solway Community School is a one form entry secondary school in the seaside village of Silloth overlooking the Firth of Solway.  It is one of the most northerly schools in England.  
 
Eva Blacklock Year 7 at Beacon Hill
Eva has specific learning needs but engaged wonderfully in all the day had to offer.
She gave a big thumbs up when asked how she felt about her picture being chosen and was very happy when she found out about it.  The highlight of the day for her was when she got to make her crown.  She remembers having the picture taken because she was throwing juice over Mrs Bolt. 

If you spot their work on a billboard near you, snap it and let us know! 📸

A huge thank youto @clearchanneluk @platinumjubileepageant @canonemeapro @canonuk @cliveboothphoto

#commonwealthofkindness #ideasfoundationworkshops #acommunityofkindess  #PlatinumJubilee  #if #creativecareer #canon  #adaywithif  #ideasarekey #risetogether  #platformforgood
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Amos Bursary Trust is a charity that ensures talented young people of African and Caribbean descent have the opportunity to excel in education and beyond! The picture was created during a Saturday school hosted at Linklaters in London with students aged 16 – 19.

The students are:
Aaliyah Cumberbatch, Osiris Wilkinson, Divine Agumba, Emmanuel Essel, Osiris Wilkinson, Malick Abdullah, Janetbest Hamu Kayiwa, Lorraine Wireko Brobbey, Rebecca Gouro,

Divine Agumba
“I am glad that my team's idea got picked to go on the billboards for the Queen's Jubilee. It is honestly very nerve racking having my face on billboards across the country but I am proud of myself for being part of it.”

Emmanuel Essel
“I am so excited about our work as the Amos Bursary will be on digital billboards nationally and I am honestly amazed that our hard work paid off. Being part of a picture, and therefore a story, is harder than you think.”

Lorraine Wireko Brobbey
“I am so happy to find out that my face will be shown nationally. It’s a way for me to speak out to those who are particularly younger than me that you can do anything as long as you put your mind to it. It’s also way for me to encourage other STEM people to pursue hobbies outside of STEM.”

Student creative work is being displayed on @clearchanneluk digital #DOOH screens nationwide, giving them a voice during the royal celebrations. #PlatinumJubilee #PlatformForGood
If you spot their work on a billboard near you, snap it and let us know! 📸

A huge thank you to @clearchanneluk @platinumjubileepageant @canonemeapro @canonuk @amosbursary @cliveboothphoto @tom_martin_photo @adisapoet @michaelhcockerham @lydiathornley @hannah_woood_

#CommonWealthOfKindness #IdeasFoundationWorkshops #ACommunityofKindess #PlatinumJubilee #if #CreativeCareers #Canon #ADaywithIF #ADaywithCanon #IdeasAreKey #Risetogether #PlatformForGood #AsOneAmosStandsTogetherAsOne
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Schools and colleges from across the country – Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Somerset, London, Leeds and Manchester have participated. Over 600 students aged 11- 19 took part in a range of digital storytelling workshops – working alongside leading photographers such as Canon Ambassador Clive Booth, Canon volunteers Dean Hodgson and Martin Diamond and supported by Peter Thomas from the National Association for the Teaching of English. Students were offered the opportunity to create images using Canon kit. The projects empowered young people to create posters showing how they can celebrate kindness in their communities.

Naomi Goude, Head of Creative Arts at Bridgewater and Taunton College said:
Due to Covid, students have missed out on opportunities to be creative. They need to have an opportunity to experiment with ideas. This opportunity gives them an opportunity to work in teams to create high quality work.
We are still buzzing from the workshop. It was an absolute privilege to work with so many creative professionals and we saw our students potential and creativity in new ways. The project was multi-layered so students were able to develop ideas, use cameras, work as teams, create copy and think about what makes their community special. Read more here: link to www.ideasfoundation.org.uk

Student creative work is being displayed on Clear Channel’s digital #OOH screens nationwide, giving them a voice during the royal celebrations this week. @clearchanneluk #PlatinumJubilee #PlatformForGood
If you spot their work on a billboard near you, snap it and let us know! 📸

A huge thank you to @clearchanneluk @platinumjubileepageant @canonemeapro @canonuk @cliveboothphoto @tom_martin_photo @adisapoet @michaelhcockerham @lydiathornley @hannah_woood_

#CommonWealthOfKindness #IdeasFoundationWorkshops #ACommunityofKindess #PlatinumJubilee #if #CreativeCareers #Canon #ADaywithIF #ADaywithCanon #IdeasAreKey #Risetogether #PlatformForGood #AsOneAmosStandsTogetherAsOne
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Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is very proud to have been chosen by the Platinum Jubilee Pageant to work with The Ideas Foundation on a creative brief into schools across the UK that celebrate the values that Her Majesty The Queen represents.

Under the theme of the ‘Commonwealth of Kindness’ our students were invited to develop ideas that celebrate the values of Her Majesty. The Queen has said in her Platinum Jubilee Statement in February 2022 that she wants young people to have a sense of hope and opportunity’.

Students who worked on the poster
Ksenia, Ivan, Andrii

Ksenia who are in the picture said:

“Hello, our names are Ksenia and Ivan, we're from Ukraine. This is the second time the war has started for us. We were born in Donbas and when the war began in 2014 we were forced to flee to the central part of Ukraine, the city of Poltava. Now we have had to run away from danger again.

Physically, mentally, emotionally these experiences were really hard.. The war was going on for a longer time than we thought it would last. We had to find a safe place to stay as it got more and more dangerous.
My family is really grateful for the opportunity to be here, because now we finally feel safe, we can study, work, and help other people from Ukraine. Our thanks to the government, the Queen and citizens of the United Kingdom for giving us a place where we can stay and have shelter above our heads and nice food.

Ivan: I liked the whole process from the beginning to the end. I came up with an idea of hands, then Ksenia and Andrey developed it and, in the end, we had a really deep and nice sketch. Also, I enjoyed taking this photograph, it was a great experience.”


A huge thank you to @clearchanneluk @platinumjubileepageant @canonemeapro @canonuk @cliveboothphotob @tom_martin_photo @adisapoet @michaelhcockerham @lydiathornley @hannah_woood_

#CommonWealthOfKindness #IdeasFoundationWorkshops #ACommunityofKindess #PlatinumJubilee #if #CreativeCareers #Canon #ADaywithIF #ADaywithCanon #IdeasAreKey #Risetogether #PlatformForGood #AsOneAmosStandsTogetherAsOne
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The Manchester College is one of the largest further education colleges in the country and has won a number of awards for their work in promoting creative education alongside the Ideas Foundation. The students are between the ages of 16-19 and are currently studying on the Level 3 UAL Creative Media Production and Technology. The students are delighted that their work has been chosen and really enjoyed working with the Ideas Foundation and Canon professionals to produce photographs for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant that celebrate the Queens 70 years of service.

Student in the photo is Divano Gordon-Malcolm

The team that worked on that photoshoot – Divano Gordon and Jordan-Louis Chisholm
The students that also worked with them on the shoot are Mya Ellis, Marcus Hough, Paris Bate, Isabella Ekwugha and Conner Perry.


Quote from Divano
‘The chance to work with the professionals was an eye opener for me. I learned how to use natural light to work in my favour and to better tell a story. This experience has really helped me to understand how use light better to frame a person or a subject. I now have more confidence in using natural lighting, reflectors and diffusers to control the light in a more efficient way.’

The poster created by The Manchester College students will be displayed at Asda, Eastlands, Manchester.

We are still buzzing from the workshop. It was an absolute privilege to work with so many creative professionals and we saw our students potential and creativity in new ways. The project was multi-layered so students were able to develop ideas, use cameras, work as teams, create copy and think about what makes their community special. Read more here: link to www.ideasfoundation.org.uk

#CommonWealthOfKindness #IdeasFoundationWorkshops#ACommunityofKindess #PlatinumJubilee #if #CreativeCareers#Canon #ADaywithIF #ADaywithCanon #IdeasAreKey #Risetogether #PlatformForGood#AsOneAmosStandsTogetherAsOne
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