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Championing art and culture in schools

Championing art and culture in schools . The Liverpool Learning Partnership (LLP) is endorsing art and culture in the classroom, through its work with cultural partners across Merseyside.
Working as part of the Liverpool Cultural Education Programme (LCEP), the LLP will match-fund ten schools across the city to help make their creative ideas a reality.
The LCEP connects partners from education, culture and the city council in a mission to fulfil every child’s right to experience art, culture and heritage, no matter what their background or economic circumstances.
The LLP believes culture matters and is a proud sponsor of the Educate Awards, lending its support to the Outstanding Arts in a Secondary School category.
Using Liverpool’s rich array of buildings, art and cultural resources as an exciting local curriculum, many of the partnerships will target under-achievers and those at risk of being ‘NEET’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
Partners include Resonate Music Hub, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Sense of Sound and Pulse Music Lessons South Liverpool, which aim to bring more music into schools.
Primary school children will be tasked with learning new instruments, with “young leaders” from secondary schools acting as their mentors, which will help to familiarise pupils with their future schools and encourage them to develop a new skill.
Other partners include the Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, Unity Theatre Liverpool, Royal Court Theatre and Collective Encounters, as well as the Confucius Institute, the Bluecoat, DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts) and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).
Pupils will visit theatres and create their own work, including a performance by students from special schools which will communicate the barriers faced by young, disabled people.
Nearly half of Liverpool’s schools have appointed a “cultural champion” to endorse this mission and drive the project forward.
To get involved please contact Alice Demba at ademba.llp@gmail.com or register your details as a cultural champion.

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