Naomi Lord – Pupil-Led, Creative Projects within and Beyond School

About the Session

This session will explore how to set the groundwork for pupil-led community arts projects. It will delve into creative approaches to engage the school and wider-community to provide currency to the work in hand, as well as providing some practical examples of how to work with broader social relevance in a diverse landscape of arts, culture and heritage. The session will also provide practical examples of how to signpost creative career pathways and future skills by engaging in partnership networks.

About Naomi

Naomi Lord is Director of Creative Learning and Partnerships at Bolton School (Boys’ Division). The school is an Artsmark Platinum setting and Arts Award Centre. She manages the school’s cultural learning plan, Schools Together projects and community arts events. This work includes acting as a local steer in Bolton’s Cultural Educational Partnership and Cultural Leadership forums and as a regional steer on the development of creative habits of mind in North West schools with the Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning.

She is a Specialist Leader of Cultural Education (SLiCE) fellow with Curious Minds, currently working on co-created community arts opportunities across Bolton secondary schools with Manchester International Festival. She enjoys planning projects for non-traditional learning environments and enquiry-based, interdisciplinary curriculum design with live tasks and applied outcomes.

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