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.

Featured Case Study:

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

Featured Case Study:

Flow India School Programme

Flow India was the brainchild of Eliza Hilton and Katherine Rose, nurtured by Flow in the UK, and is now managed by local Indian professionals. Flow India initially carried out consultancy and training projects in India for clients such as the British Council, V&A Museum and several Indian art foundations. From 2012 they focused on delivering programmes for schools and young people in Delhi and beyond, aiming to build capacity and appetite for education that can be transformed through creative and cultural learning. Flow’s school programme is now 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.

For more information about their work see http://www.flowindia.com/

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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