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Cultural Hub: Staff Development Day

The Cultural Hub is a unique consortium of arts/cultural organisations and schools in Bournemouth & Poole which promotes a direct dialogue, sharing of skills, and a meaningful relationship between the education and cultural sectors.

Periodicity throughout the year, on behalf of the Cultural Hub, the University hosts creative staff development sessions for teachers/educators for primary and secondary schools across the region.

These sessions bring Hub teachers/educators together to undertake creative practices which support and complement their teaching. Staff have the opportunity to choose from subject based workshops surrounding: Experimental Drawing, Printmaking and Photography.

If you would like further information on future sessions then please contact us.

Contact Widening Participation

Tel: 01202 363209


“I thought this CPD was exceptional. I am confident that this work will make a real difference to the quality of arts education for many students in many schools. I hope you consider running these type of CPD activities again in the future. Please also pass my own personal thanks onto to the team who delivered the printing workshop, it was simply superb.” – Deputy Vice Principal (The Bishop of Winchester Academy)

“Thank you so much for organising Hammer and Click, it was a truly inspirational day. I have come away with so many new ideas, especially ideas I can take back to use in school.” – Teacher (Canford Heath Junior School)

“I am looking at ways to feed printmaking into my own practice and this provided me with enough knowledge and skills to begin. The facilities, leaders and their amazing technicians were great. They left us enough time to ‘play’ with techniques we had learnt, which made me realise how little time we leave the students to do this.” – Teacher (Poole High School)

“It was very rewarding and has inspired me to try lots of things with the children I teach.” – Teacher (St Luke’s Primary)

“Many thanks for organising the Hammer and Click development day. It was great to be back in an art school setting and it has got me thinking about my own creative practice and how I’d like to develop it (particularly the use of printing).  I am planning to do a resource sheet for my staff to summarise the ideas and learning from the day.” – Learning and Access Manager (Poole Museum)