Education and Training

LEAP – Learn Engage Aspire Perform



Location: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Luton

Start date: April 2023

End date: July 2025

LEAP is a dance and interdisciplinary development programme for primary schools in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Luton from April 2023 to July 2025, with a focus on creative exploration and co-creation. Working with six primary schools, it will enable pupils and teachers to try a range of dance, arts and technology approaches alongside professional artists/creatives, to become co-creators of artistic outputs. 
It will be delivered through: artist led CPD workshops /mentoring, artists-in-residence in the schools, resources development, ambassadors for dance education and a final exhibition/festival of work by children and young people.

The artistic content has been developed in collaboration with MakeAmplify, Hinterland Creative, Controlled Frenzy, Flicker Mill, Tom Hobden, Sam Ivin Photography and Hannah Delaney Dance.  The delivery in schools will be led by Rebecca Benford, Hannah Delaney, Claire Hackston, Hannah Pickett and Michael Joseph.

We are delighted to be working with:

  • Brickhill Primary School (Bedford)
  • Linden Academy (Luton)
  • Parkside Community Primary School (Borehamwood)
  • Sarratt C of E Primary School (Sarratt)
  • Putnoe Primary School (Bedford)
  • Scott Primary School (Bedford)
  • St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School (Hatfield)
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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