News: Schools

Anna Broomfield, our Schools & Communities Project Coordinator, marks the UNCRC incorporation into Scots Law with a reflection on our childrens rights project Creative Encounters.

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Emily Bowerman, Serena Jagpal and Tanya McLaughlin share their experience of visiting STEP International Dance Festival for Young Audiences with Imaginate Teachers' Club.

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Niroshini Thambar reflects on her residency at Oaklands School with Sanjay Lago and Liam Rees, focused on on making music and sound through play and experimentation.

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Jack Hunter reflects on his residency at Oaklands School with Greg Sinclair, Marie-Gabrielle Koumenda and Ink Asher Hemp.

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Kirstin Abraham reflects on her experience of working with Myrthe Helms and Andre Anderson to create a sensory winter residency at Oaklands School in December 2023.

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Greg Sinclair reflects on their time working on the Oakland's School Residency project in 2023!

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Imaginate is delighted to announce it has received a Young Start award from The National Lottery Community Fund which will fund the development of Creative Encounters. Pupils from our partner Forthview Primary School share more about the project in this blog.

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We are excited to be delivering Punchdrunk Enrichment's newest project The Wishing Cupboard in 2024, which is open for booking now! Read more about Punchdrunk Enrichment's immersive learning programme in this blog.

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Lou Brodie (Imaginate's Creative Project Facilitator) introduces our new Creative Encounters committees from Forthview Primary School and Pilton Youth & Children's Project

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Launchpad artist Lesley Howard talks about her experience of working on We Touch, We Play, We Dance by Second Hand Dance Company as an Autistic dance artist.

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Anna Broomfield (Schools & Communities Project Coordinator) reflects on our recent panel “Queer Work for Young Audiences” at the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, and why this work is so important to us. 

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The documentary team from Forthview Primary School share their experiences of working on the Creative Encounters project so far.

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The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival has launched its exciting and timely programme for 2023, helped by a group of young children protesting for their rights to culture. The programme features an exciting lineup of activities, events and performances for young people, schools, families, and industry professionals to immerse themselves within.

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Imaginate placement student Peyton Horning reflects on her time so far working on Creative Encounters at Forthview Primary School.

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Imaginate is launching a new schools project which will focus on children’s rights, placing them at the heart of the creative process and decision making for the first time.

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Bridie Gane shares the project she and Sam Vaherlehto worked on at Canal View Primary School as part of the Immerse Summer Project.

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Lou Brodie, the new Creative Project Facilitator for Imaginate, introduces our new three-year project that will see children collaborating with artists to create theatre and dance performances.

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Information for artists, freelancers and teachers about Imaginate call outs coming between September 2022 and March 2023.

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Ellen Renton reflects on her experience working with Lucas Chih-Peng Kao and Connel Burnett at St Ninian's Primary School. Together, the group worked with children to create and share stories.

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