In order to establish our status as a National Lead School for Cultural Education we held a launch and marketplace in September 2013.  Within the market place cultural facilitators and workshop leaders hosted stalls to advertise their educational visits, partnerships, workshops and resources.  Teaching staff from within the alliance spent time networking and exploring the array of cultural opportunities in the area.  The launch itself was a time to share the aims of the cultural education agenda, and as part of this we welcomed Emily Cummins who spoke directly on the theme of offering students the space and environment to inspire learning and creativity.

The feedback from this event was good, with suggestions that it could be replicated and spread across the area to allow positive networking between schools and cultural practitioners.