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About 5x5x5=creativity

5x5x5=creativity is an arts-based action research organisation with charitable status that supports children and young people in their exploration and expression of ideas, helping them develop creative skills for life. 5x5x5=creativity helps improve children and young people’s life chances by developing their confidence in themselves as creative learners and thinkers whilst inspiring higher levels of motivation and engagement in their learning. Since 2000, 5x5x5 has worked with over 250 settings across 10 Local Authorities. 5x5x5=creativity is now a nationally recognised and highly regarded long-term research project of vitality and innovation, influencing practice across the South West and beyond.

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Forest of Imagination 21-24 June 2019

21 Jun 2019 at 10:00am
until 24 Jun 2019 at 6:00pm
PO Box 3236
SN15 9DE

Forest of Imagination 28-30 September 2018

Posted on behalf of 5x5x5=creativity
Forest ofImagination is a pop-up participatory,contemporary arts event and creative learning programme delivered by acollaborative team of local creative organisations in Bath, including Bath SpaUniversity. The event is free and open to all. Forest of Imagination transformsa familiar public place into an inclusive space for contemporary creativity andintuitive play, offering an immersive experience for participants throughinteractive installations, artworks and workshops.

This year Forest of Imagination is taking over areas around KingsmeadSquare in the centre of Bath from 28-30 September and is aligned with the Bath Children’sLiterature Festival.

All welcome, come along and play.

FFI see http://www.forestofimagination.com
27 Sep 2018 at 6:00pm
until 30 Sep 2018 at 6:00pm
PO Box 3236
SN15 9DE

House of Imagination Pop up event 14 and 15 October at the Gardner's Loddge Holburne Museum

HOUSE OF IMAGINATION POP UP EVENTSaturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017, 10am–5pm

Gardener’s Lodge, Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB5x5x5=creativity invites you to a pop up House of Imagination, a studio space for children and young people to make art alongside artists

Artists include Helen Lawrence, Catharine Naylor, Clare Day and Edwina Bridgeman.

The House of Imagination will open up its doors to children and their families to explore the world of the imagination…

(No need to book as this is a free drop in workshop, all welcome)

This event is part of the city wide 'Hot Springs of Art and Design' celebrating 160 years of art and design teaching in Bath.

Sydney Gardens Parks forPeople Project are supporting this and are interested to see how children and young people respond artistically to the park.

Please see flyer attached - the event is also shown on 5x5x5’s website here.

all best wishes


Transforming Learning

Throughout the research with 5x5x5=creativity there has been a transformation of practice in classrooms and across whole schools. Our work draws upon the inspiration of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, offering a creative approach to learning and enquiry that has led to outstanding Ofsted inspections and improved results in many schools. We are committed to improving the lives of children and young people to develop their well-being, creativity and critical thinking. We work in partnership with educational, cultural and creative institutions and organisations to transform learning.

5x5x5=creativity aims are to:

· demonstrate ways in which creativity can be fostered in children and young people to fire their interest in learning

· influence educational practice by establishing creativity as an essential foundation of learning

· produce research to demonstrate the value of creative enquiry, relationships and environments in helping children and young people develop as confident, creative thinkers

· share the research findings as widely as possible, creating a legacy for the future

· provide integrated training and mentoring for participating teachers, artists and cultural settings

We work with colleagues to transform teaching and learning in schools by supporting staff teams in developing reflective and creative practice. We support staff in identifying an area for enquiry, setting up the processes for change and reflecting on progress. We bring our experience of developing creative learning models and can support an action research project, in which children, young people and staff are co-researchers. We have tried and tested tools and approaches that will ensure success in developing a creative curriculum.