Thurrock Trailblazer boosts creative learning in schools and accelerates pupils’ development. It is an innovative programme of:
The Royal Opera House works with local, regional and national arts organizations in partnership with Thurrock Council to deliver cultural education in Thurrock.
Since 2014, Thurrock Trailblazer has worked with over 70 Cultural Partner organisations and has provided skills development for hundreds of teachers through over 700 training opportunities, including in leadership of arts and cultural learning.
The programme has reached 49 schools – 90% of schools in the borough – with over 30,000 young people involved in Thurrock Trailblazer cultural activities to date.
"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