Tag Archives: Nikky

Growing the Future

Based on Nikky Smedley’s seminar given at Bett 2015, Excel London this January – a version of this piece originally appeared in ‘Teach Secondary’ magazine. Links used in the presentation are listed at the end. “As a company to be … Continue reading

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Creative Business and the Business of Creativity

I’m so happy to be back in Estonia, holding a seminar for Loov Eesti (Creative Estonia) in Tallinn, as part of their event – “Lost in translation. How to gain from cross-sectorial cooperation?” For anyone who would like to have a … Continue reading

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Case study: Woodlands Infant School

Woodlands Infant School is a two form entry school with it’s own Nursery with two part-time classes teaching through to the end of Year 2. It’s location is in Shirley, Solihull not far from the east of Birmingham’s border. changing … Continue reading

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To be or to do?

When I entered full-time vocational dance training in 1979, it wasn’t the complex, wide ranging and thorough learning experience it is today – mostly we just danced – however we were occasionally asked to use brains without bodies. On one … Continue reading

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The Art of Collaboration

It doesn’t seem possible that a month has passed since Nikky and I delivered our keynote speech about collaboration at Creative Pie, but it has.

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Case study: Brooke School

Brooke School is a learning community that provides quality learning experiences for children with a wide range of individual needs from 2 to 19 year olds. changing cultures have been involved with the school on a variety of projects over … Continue reading

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International Profile

I’m thrilled to be featured by ICEnet.ning.com, in a very thorough article and interview – thank you lovely people!

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Case study: Open Theatre Company

For 30 years Open Theatre Company (OTC) has been working with people with learning disabilities to create theatre and meaningful drama experiences.  Most recently the Open Theatre Interactive Programme has delivered projects for young people in Birmingham and Coventry working … Continue reading

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A Rose by any Other Name . . .?

My mother contracted polio when she was an adolescent, leading to very little use in her left leg for the rest of her life. She describes herself as a ‘polio sufferer’ and, more broadly, ‘disabled’. The word she always hated … Continue reading

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Play.Laugh.Shut Up. – Video of Nikky’s TED Talk

http://www.tedxwarwick.com/2013/speaker.php?id=16 Given the irony of a talk around non-verbal communication, I hope you enjoy . . . if you have time to check out the other talks from TEDxWarwick2013, give yourself a treat and do so – some AMAZING human … Continue reading

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