Burberry Inspire


Since September 2018 we have been working in partnership with The Burberry Foundation on a four-year schools programme to measure the impact of an immersive arts and cultural education programme within the curriculum. Alongside Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Young Film and The Hepworth Wakefield the project is working with schools across Yorkshire to inspire young people to develop their own creativity.

Created in close partnership with the Ideas Foundation, the impact of the programme is studied by researchers from the Policy Institute at King’s College London, who are examining how cultural and creative education can help young people to overcome challenging circumstances, widen their horizons and realise their aspirations.

We offer the schools a dedicated Artist in Residence who provides Key Stage 3 students with a wide-ranging, hands-on experience of different areas of the creative arts and supports teachers to develop their skills and approach to creative teaching. Each organisation works with two schools per year, with all eight schools working with all four organisations by the end of the programme.

Research outcomes

Year 1 Executive Review

In year 1 the project reached 4,623 students across the 8 partner schools. In total, there were 11,493 interactions with students.

Teachers at the schools valued the staff development and learning, the ability to reinforce the importance of creativity throughout the curriculum, and the new opportunities to showcase students’ abilities. 85% of teachers believe the Burberry Inspire project has increased confidence in participating students.

Click here to download the full Executive Review of Year 1.

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