Rethinking Education

A group for anyone who wants to help us develop an NTW approach to education.

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To act as a catalyst in creating new networks to stimulate debate across arts, education and beyond

To provide a forum to discuss education in a language that encourages fresh and innovative ideas

To develop leaders and advocates from a range of backgrounds, working throughout the whole education system

To focus on creating long-term solutions to the problems of the formal education system

To encourage cross-curricular dialogue to promote the benefits of the arts at all stages of the educational experience

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Comment by Naomi Chiffi on May 24, 2016 at 15:02


They are hurricanes,
threatening danger with every sound,
they can tear you apart.

They are stars,
thousands of miles away
never quite seeming reachable.

They are fires,
scorching and burning
ready to spit should you get too close.

They are graveyards,
holding forgotten memories
and buried dreams.

They are maps,
trace the lines with your hands
and find a new world.

They are mirrors
holding every inch of you,
both the parts you like and those you can hardly seem to face.

They are shadows,
the darkened silhouettes of you

on a cold December night.

But above all,

they are an escape;
a place to go when your mind is too full

and too empty all at once.

Charlotte Rose

Comment by Naomi Chiffi on May 24, 2016 at 15:02

"Words are prisoners;
banging on their cell doors,
fighting to get out.

Words are fire;
spreading with ferocity until someone finds the water.

Words are flowers;
they take their time to bloom,
but when they do they're beautiful."

Katelan Rowlands

Comment by Naomi Chiffi on May 24, 2016 at 15:01

We were delighted to work with Bryn Hafren school in Barry on an intergenerational photography project for 'Before I Leave' - it contains some fantastic, emotive images and will be displayed in the foyer of the Sherman for the run of the show, please do pop along to see it if you have the opportunity.

Patrick Jones also delivered a creative-writing workshop at at the school, the results of which are two beautiful poems, written by the pupils.  Here they are for your enjoyment

Comment by Naomi Chiffi on May 20, 2016 at 13:14

Thank you Rosey, this sounds fantastic.

If you are a teacher or are working with young people, we just wanted to let you know about a great opportunity surrounding our show, "Before I Leave" - on 2nd and 8th of June there will be post-show discussions with writer, Patrick Jones and emerging director Gavin Porter, which will offer a fascinating insight to the writing and rehearsal process.  Also, if anyone would be interested in bringing a group along for a backstage tour, we would be very happy to welcome you.  For more information please do get in touch,  

Comment by Rosey Brown on May 10, 2016 at 14:34

If anyone working with 14-25s could spread the word about Arts Active's summer project - it's free to participate and working with great organisations - Literature Wales, NoFit State, Earthfall Dance, Community Music Wales and more.  This year we're running a steering group to give young people even more input into the run up to the show and our first meeting is this Saturday:

Those interested can sign up on Eventbrite here:

Comment by Bill Hamblett on April 27, 2016 at 16:28

We are still developing this withTim of sustainable schools  and just this minute seen a near to final edit of the video trailer  so this side of the Lightning Path resource almost is there but still making the rest fit the new - new - new curriculum.

Check our website soon....... I hope 

Comment by Naomi Chiffi on April 26, 2016 at 12:09

Hi Mark, it would be good to meet with you at your event in May to hear more about your project.  With regard to funding, there are numerous funding opportunities available through Arts Council Wales.  Let me know when your information evening will be, many thanks. 

Comment by Naomi Chiffi on April 26, 2016 at 12:05

Hi Bill, thank you so much for sharing, these sound like fantastic projects.  Do you have any more information on The Lighting Path resource?

Comment by Mark Lloyd on April 24, 2016 at 20:20

Hey everyone - just to introduce myself, I'm Mark, founder of Ingite Theatre and graduate from USW Newport Apploed Drama degree. I am currently working on a partnership with my company and London Bubble Theatre, to launch a drama intervention for children in KS1 with speech, language and communication difficulties in the Newport / South Wales area. We are holding an info evening sometime in May for any interested schools. I'd also like to to connect with anyone who may know where I can go for possible funding for projects like this. Thanks!

Comment by Bill Hamblett on April 14, 2016 at 9:16

Ann from Small World Theatr and Tim Brew who is schools advisor on sustainability for pembs are developing a teaching resource today in the Model school Carmarthen after pupils have seen our latest show The Lightning Path. Tim is also a scientist and ex teacher so this resource may be of interest to anyone dealing with sustainability in schools and teaching . Our previous resource concerning fishing is still available  on our site where you can alsoget details of our work with story telling in an intercultural project recently in Cardiff and west Wales schools devised with people from the West African diaspora.  ps my last two comments did not appear on this page ?? I'll check if this fails to pop up


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