Education sector

We’re passionate about the power of education to improve lives and communities. We have worked with schools and educational reform programmes all over the world, partnering with bodies such as the British Film Institute, the British Council, the Arts Council for England and the Royal Institution. We know what works in your context. Our team includes international educational innovation experts and experienced educators who can directly deliver extraordinary learning programmes.

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Cultivate

Flow co-ordinates the Cultivate (link Cultivate) action research project that is part of London’s Cultural Education Challenge.

Nine Elms on the South bank from Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station is undergoing a major regeneration project. While schools around Nine Elms benefit from being offered a number of cultural and place-related projects through the redevelopment, their impacts could be greater if they are developed more collaboratively with teachers and if the best aspects of practice are shared.

Cultivate aims to support the relationship between this changing area and the young people living nearby, to nurture quality projects and ensure opportunities to be involved are shared effectively. This should result in a place that is seen as both a cultural destination in the making and a starting point for a future creative generation.

With two years funding already secured through A New Direction, Wandsworth Borough Council and Nine Elms developers, we have the opportunity to shape and harness the impact that the regeneration work and public engagement will have on our local young people, and to celebrate and showcase this nationally. It is one of seven projects in the Cultural Education Challenge for London run by A New Direction, so it benefits from sharing practice as part of a bigger community.

Client: Enable Leisure and Culture

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Vibrant learning content

We love devising and designing training materials, online courses, videos, publications, heritage trails, art activities and games of the highest quality for clients as diverse as the Stanley Kubrick Archive, the St Abb’s Head Marine Reserve, the Science Museum and the British Council. Our team includes illustrators, writers and designers to complement our core expertise in learning and culture. For example, we created a set of learning resources for the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. These used a Creative Enquiry approach to engage students in ideas about skin, race and genetic difference. We later applied this thinking to revamp the Museum’s learning approach for students of GCSE History of Medicine.

Client: The Hunterian Museum

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Flow India School Programme

Flow’s school programme is revolutionising the way school age children are introduced to India’s arts, heritage and environment, while making links and building knowledge of the school curriculum. Flow creates programmes for specific schools and class groups based on educational requirements and mapping of school curricula. Trained facilitators engage the children in lessons in school as well as on location in museums, cultural, heritage and environmental sites. In 2013-2014 we have worked with more than 10,000 children in Delhi, bringing them real encounters with the world, and breathing life into their school curriculum. Go here to learn more about the programme’s three strands, Flow Visits, Flow in the Schools and Flow in the Field.

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Flow India short courses

We run short courses that quickly accelerate the capacities of young people to work and study in an increasingly complex world. We open up horizons through cultural exchange, visiting heritage sites or new cities. Participants progress fast, working on creative design tasks and challenges that stretch their critical thinking skills. We also offer summer holiday programmes for younger children, based in museums and art galleries. For example, small groups of eight children engage in participatory, hands-on activities tailored to their individual needs and interests in a week-long course. During the week, children explore a theme in depth, through the creation of artworks, songs, plays and more. The last day is based at a museum or art space where parents are invited to see their work and the Flow Creative Enquiry method. To learn more see here.

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Evaluation of Solar Light Program

We help companies deliver and evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility or educational marketing projects. For example, we evaluated the educational and social impact of Alamy’s Solar Light program. The stock photography company offsets unavoidable travel with the provision of solar lamps to poor families in India and other countries. We carried out research across India to investigate how the lamps were helping improve children’s educational and wellbeing outcomes.

Client: Alamy

Testimonials

“Excellent project management and a keen eye for detail. The museum will definitely work with them again”

Jane Hughes, Head of Learning and Access, Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

“Flow not only developed excellent content, but ensured participants were active players in the learning process”

Charlie Walker, Director of Programmes, British Council India