Thurrock Trailblazer is an innovative programme of high quality arts and cultural activities, visits to heritage sites and specialist teacher training, that boosts creative learning in schools and accelerates pupils’ development.
In partnership with Thurrock Council, the Royal Opera House is working with local, regional and national arts organizations to deliver cultural education in Thurrock.
So far, Thurrock Trailblazer has worked with over 325 teachers in Continued Professional Development programmes. The programme has reached 43 schools and over 10,000 students, all of whom participated in creative and cultural activities.
There's nothing quite like the Trailblazer programme... to have such a committed group of teachers in one room with a passion for cultural learning is quite unique.
Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive of Arts Council England
- 35 schools are engaging with the programme, consisting of 21 Primary, nine Secondary, two SEN, one College, one Alternative Provision and one Virtual School (Thurrock Children in Care).
- 33 schools have embarked on an Artsmark journey. So far three have been levelled as Artsmark Platinum, two gold and four silver.
- 30 local, regional and national Cultural Partners are working with teachers and over 4200 children from Early Years to Post 16 in creative and cultural activity.
- Trailblazer has worked with more than 280 teachers in more than 180 hours of Continued Professional Development sessions.
Read the full evaluation report for Thurrock Trailblazer 15/16 here (PDF) or below.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01708 891 200.
Supported by Thurrock Borough Council, Kim Samuel, ROH Bridge, schools' investment, a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Education Fund and the Sackler Trust, through its support of the National Nutcracker programme.