Year 2 Creativity Collaboratives Report Published

06 November 2023

We are thrilled to share our Year 2 Report from the Penryn Partnership Creativity Collaboratives project.

The report’s findings – which reveal that teaching creativity in schools can benefit pupils and teachers – have received coverage from news outlets and organisations across the world, including the BBC, the Global Institute of Creative Thinking, and more!

This year’s publication includes Action Research reports written by Mr Childs, Mrs Herring, Mrs Manclark, Miss Mitchell, Dr Van Veen and Mrs Westhead.

You can access the Year 2 Report by clicking here.

About Creativity Collaboratives

Creativity Collaboratives is an England-wide initiative, with a network of schools testing a range of innovative approaches to teaching for creativity. It is funded by Arts Council England, supported by the Freelands Foundation, and began in October 2021.

The Penryn Partnership is one of eight national pilots, led by Penryn College, with eight local primary schools and research partner, the School of Education at the University of Exeter. The Penryn Partnership is a longstanding relationship of over 20 years between Penryn College and local primary schools Constantine, Flushing, Kennall Vale, Mabe, Mawnan Smith, Mylor Bridge, Penryn Primary and Perran-ar-worthal.

The Penryn Creativity Collaborative is focused on exploring how teaching creativity across the curriculum leads to young people who are better prepared for their future in a changing workforce. During Year 2, we explored approaches to teaching and learning across the partnership, resulting in 13 Action Research reports written by teachers.

Thank You

Please can we take this opportunity to thank all the students, parents/carers and teachers who supported our learning last year. Over the forthcoming weeks, we will be asking students to complete our Year 3 survey from the University of Exeter. We would also like to gauge the thoughts of parents/carers in our March Parents’ Forum about how we can better prepare our young people for a changing workforce.

We will continue to share our journey via our newsletter in the coming weeks. If you’d like any further information, please e-mail us on