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Create2Inspire & Inspiring Creativity’s Virtual Multi-Schools Event: ‘Connections’

Take part in this virtual multi-schools event from Create2Inspire & Inspiring Creativity.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Geography, Maths


Explore your ‘connections’ via this geography-focused and highly creative multi-schools event!

Rachel Shilston, a former secondary school art teacher and owner of Inspiring Creativity in the Forest of Dean, and Emma Espley of Create2Inspire have joined forces to offer a virtual multi-schools event entitled ‘Connections’.

The whole day’s workshop is aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 children and their teachers/TAs.

It explores areas of the National Curriculum programme of study for geography, with the intention of developing locational and place knowledge, deepening understanding of key aspects of physical and human geography (e.g. climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts; economic activity including trade links; the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water) and acquiring competence in a range of geographical skills.

Furthermore, ‘geography in the News’ features strongly throughout the workshop.

Cross-curricular links, such as English/literacy, maths/numeracy and art/D&T, are promoted too as each class’ story is brought to life through the creation of a large scale mosaic.

Throughout the day, there is a conscious effort to inject an element of positivity and enhance children’s mental health and well-being in light of the challenging times that we are currently facing.

The first multi-schools event, held via Zoom, will take place on Wednesday 31st March 2021. Further dates will be publicised for April, May, June, and July in due course.

If you wish to learn more or are keen to be one of the first schools to take part in this exciting initiative, then do get in touch via e-mail (emma.espley@gmail.com).


Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Geography, Maths

Price: £150 + £4 per person (to cover the cost of supplying a mosaic making kit to each individual).

Duration: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Min. Students: N/A

Max. Students: Unlimited

Platform: Zoom

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Accessibility & Safety.

Safeguarding & Risk Assessment

A preliminary meeting is held with all teachers/TAs involved prior to the multi-schools event. Workshop leader’s hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.

SEND & Accessibility Details

Additional support provided in situ where necessary.

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We regularly check that this information is the latest and most up to date version, however it is advised that you also contact the venue directly if you need any further information, or have a particular question or concern.

About Create2Inspire and Inspiring Creativity.


Create2Inspire’s overriding aim is to use its creativity to inspire other educational professionals, whether they be PGCE/BEd students, NQTs, Classroom Teachers, Subject Leaders, Key Stage Coordinators, Senior Leaders, Head Teachers or Learning and Community Engagement Officers within the heritage sector.

It is hoped that they, in turn, will adopt, adapt and develop new teaching activities and provide stimulating learning experiences for all the youngsters that they come into contact with. Ultimately, if this has been achieved, then Create2Inspire will have had a small, but worthy, impact on our future generation of educators and learners.


Inspiring Creativity

As a trained secondary school art teacher with 20 years’ experience delivering creative projects, Rachel strives to help people improve their wellbeing and quality of life, by making it easy, accessible and fun to get creative anywhere in the world.

With a passion for mosaic, there is so much she can do to show you and your friends how absorbing and enjoyable this colourful and tactile craft can be. Investing in yourself is important and focussing on something creative is so good for the soul. Rachel knows that mosaic is the perfect way to unwind for a couple of hours and by nurturing the bit of you that perhaps doesn’t get much attention, she can guarantee you will feel empowered, fulfilled and happy.

Whether on a workshop or through one of her kits, Rachel really hope to inspire your creativity soon.