In November 2022 Haringey Creates hosted the annual Haringey Cultural Eduation Summit at Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

The summit aimed to bring teachers, artists and creative organisations together to share the work taking place across our borough. After a welcome from Hannah Newman from A New Direction, attendees participated in a series of workshops hosted by creatives working in Haringey.

Jess Shaw founder of PACT Creative Training hosted a session using creativity and play to support team building and wellbeing.

Asia Giuliani founder of Global Route Project, and primary school teacher, hosted a session on a dialogic model to facilitate learning led by children.

The Primary Art Teachers Network (PATN), led by Rosie Sawyer from Rhodes Avenue Primary School, hosted a printmaking session, leading participants through how to run a printmaking session in a school.

The participants came together for a panel discussion that focused on collaborative ways of championing creative learning and arts in schools. Our panel included Steve Medlin (Collage Arts), Fiona Crean (Belmont Infant School), Gerry Robinson (Haringey Learning Partnership), Kieron Rennie (Building Bridges with Words) and Rosie Sawyer (Rhodes Avenue and Primary Art Teachers Network). They discussed the challenges faced by teachers and artists as well as examples of successful collaborative work taking place in schools across Haringey.

The evening ended with a moving performance by Emily, who is a songwriter participating in the Sing Our Story Programme run by Groundswell Arts. Sing Our Story is a programme that supports children, parents and carers, key workers, staff and musicians working together to write a unique lullaby or special song, centred on the child’s likes, dislikes, interests, preoccupations, memories and routines. Hear some of the discussion and a snippet of Emily’s song on Haringey Education Partnership’s podcast, HEP Talks.