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Imaginary Communities Vignette’s

These beautiful vingettes have been produced by our evaluator Dr Becky Parry and illustrated by our design and illustration lead Ruth Dyer. They are an experimentation of storytelling, creative writing and illustration as tools to help us reflect on the impact of our work. Through these mediums, we explore how our unique pedagogies create moments where children take the lead in shaping…

Come Join Us for a Day of Celebration and Expression at the Peace Garden in Sheffield!

This Saturday 23 March, marks an extraordinary day of celebration, movement, and empowerment in the heart of Sheffield’s Peace Gardens. We invite you to join us for an experience that promises to rejuvenate your spirit and energise your soul. First up, at 12pm, prepare to be amazed by an incredible flash mob performance choreographed by the talented Angelina Abel, the visionary behind…

Why Chol said ‘no’ to a CEO 

Five years ago we started very real conversations within a very small team about how we would approach the reality that our long term CEO would be stepping down in 2020. Our initial discussions started as you would imagine – do we offer this role internally? Or do we advertise the role?  So how did we end up making the decision to…

Unleashing Creativity, Fueling Confidence: Chol’s Impact Report 22/23

This year, our impact report isn’t just about numbers; it’s a celebration of the creative revolution blossoming across Yorkshire. No fancy jargon, just real stories of young changemakers setting the world alight.  We’ve seen playgrounds of possibility taking root, where laughter echoes and young hands let creativity take the lead. So grab a brew and read all about our 22/23 triumphs, showing…

Writing pages of possibilities at Inspiring Happy Writers

On Friday 10 November we partnered up with the fabulous Grimm & Co for our fully-booked CPD event, Inspiring Happy Writers, a practical training day for teachers and artists exploring imaginative approaches to teaching writing. Using drama, visual arts and story-making, this event aimed to give teachers and artists new, creative ideas to inspire young writers in their schools.  The day was…

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