This film documents a six month project, commissioned by the MK Cultural Education Partnership, to explore place-making and what this means to children and young people in Milton Keynes. It is the collaboration of over 300 primary school children, 13 teachers and 5 cultural organisations underpinned by principles of democratic and proactive learning. From decisions over materials and their use, to ideas about current social issues, children’s views and opinions have informed the approaches throughout – each process enabling them to affect the places and spaces that are important to them. The project was accompanied by a programme of CPD facilitated by 5x5x5=creativity.
MK Cultural Education Partnership
The MK Cultural Education Partnership (MK CEP) is a collective of organisations, MK Council departments and school leaders working across culture, education and youth - brought together by their drive to nourish the creative and cultural wellbeing of the children and young people in Milton Keynes (MK). Responding to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge it is the CEP’s ambition to provide children and young people with a breadth of cultural opportunities that actively support the development of social skills, increase motivation and confidence, pave the way for future career paths, and provide opportunities for the enjoyment and exploration of creative and cultural activities. MK CEP is led by MK Arts & Heritage Alliance (AHA) who have commissioned this programme.
This project has been supported with investment from Artswork, the South East Bridge and MK Community Foundation.