C Change conference returns for the second year

The highly anticipated C Change Conference 2023 is set to take place on 21 September. This event aims to inspire educators, students, business and community leaders by showcasing cutting-edge practices in creativity across schools and communities.

The C Change Conference 2023 offers a unique platform to share ideas, insights, perceptions, and experiences while fostering connections with like-minded individuals passionate about driving creative change. Attendees will have the opportunity to shape the future of education and contribute to a collective vision.

Creativity Collaboratives is part of a pilot research programme, aiming to build networks of schools to test a range of innovative practices in teaching creativity, with all learning shared to facilitate system-wide change.

Across England, eight lead schools are working with a network of schools in their local area to cascade learning. St Bernard’s RC Primary and Nursery School, part of the Holy Family Catholic

Multi Academy Trust (HFCMAT), is the lead school for the North West.

Renowned keynote speakers will be in attendance, including Sir Nick Serota, Chair of Arts Council England; Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL); renowned TV producer and screenwriter Sir Phil Redmond, an ambassador for the creative industries, and Dr Debra Kidd and Hywel Roberts.

Another addition will be Ashleigh Nugent, a much-loved poet and author of the recently released book Locks. Ashleigh will be talking about his experience of education and creating some live poetry throughout the day.

The aim of the day is to bring people together to discuss a fresh approach to creativity, culture and community.

Emily Reid, project lead for the C Change, said: “We can’t wait to welcome people to the conference in September. The work that has been happening across our schools is inspiring and we look forward to sharing it with delegates.”