School Cultural Educational Achievement of the Year
Winner – Kirkby Collaborative of Schools
The Kirkby Collaborative is made up of 12 primary schools, two secondary schools and one special school in the north of Knowsley. As the Collaborative Development Manager, Steve Dixon has been the creative force behind a strong relationship between the town’s schools and Knowsley Culture Education Hub. As a result, the schools have placed Kirkby gallery at the heart of their creative curriculum.
The Gallery’s current exhibition ‘Drawn from Life’, featuring pieces on loan from the Arts Council Collection, will be seen by more than 1,000 school children from across the borough. Steve has been pivotal in raising the profile of arts in education and has really helped put Knowsley on the cultural education map, with the Arts Council seeing this creative collaboration as a model of good practice.