Nurturing through arts project report

Howard, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8493-5721 and Pickford, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-9741-6923, 2022. Nurturing through arts project report. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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This research sought to explore the added-value of a multi-arts immersive intervention to 3 North Nottinghamshire Primary School's Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)'s work.

Nurturing through Arts was a pilot study designed to support 'Creative and Nurturing Approaches in Schools & Libraries' across Ashfield and Mansfield. Consulting with partners and stakeholders to deliver creative work with schools in the Flying High Trust specifically in Mansfield and Ashfield. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) were partners in the research and required evaluation, working with teachers and school staff trained in the ELSA approach.

Nurturing through the Arts was based on demand and located in areas of low cultural infrastructure where children have the greatest need. Nonsuch were commissioned to deliver sessions in schools and explore a creative nurturing framework that has high artistic values. The resulting 'intervention' enabled six 1 hour sessions within three Primary Schools.

Since running this project Captivate has shared the outcomes at a Captivate Meets CPD event and secured further funding to develop this programme.

NTU conducted semi-structured interviews with staff across all three participating schools and the project facilitator. Two sessions were also observed. Using the research question we interrogated our observations and interview data to develop a set of findings and recommendations.

Our work has identified nine findings and supporting recommendations based on our interviews and observations of the sessions. These are intended to support further development of future projects between Captivate, arts organisations and primary schools and their staff. This report will outline each of the nine findings and recommendations within this report which will be supported by direct quotes from the key project stakeholders.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Alternative Title: Captivate: educating through culture
Description: Commissioning Body: Captivate
Creators: Howard, F. and Pickford, R.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 14 July 2022
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 14 Jul 2022 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 09:30

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