In South Yorkshire we believe in the power of education to make transformative change. Now it’s time to celebrate that belief – and shout it loudly from the hilltops as Sheffield Hallam University hosts its first ever Festival of Education for education professionals working from 0-19.
Festivalgoers will engage in meaningful debate about the exciting, challenging and impactful things happening in education for the good of all young people in the region – and the talented and inspiring people who teach and work with them. This will build on our major social mobility partnership, South Yorkshire Futures, which is committed to improving education and raising aspiration
And like any good festival, you can decide what interests you from the line-up. From national headliner to fringe event, the Festival will suit all tastes through thought-provoking discussions, round-tables, workshops, panels, performances and many other opportunities for you to get involved.
Some of the key questions for all festivalgoers include: How do we ensure our schools and Early Years settings are great places to learn and to work? How can we get our education organisations working together across boundaries? What’s technology doing for and to young people? How do we enable our young people to realise their potential at and beyond school? How do we save the arts/cultural curriculum? What’s happening in STEM, now and in the future? How are we engaging education with employment? How do we get evidence-informed education within all schools and settings? There are of course many more questions that colleagues will bring.
What else? With music, art, performance, food and other cultural highlights throughout the two day festival across Sheffield Hallam’s City Campus, we’ve got the festival feeling well and truly covered.
If you are an education professional or employer in any kind of role working with children and young people, then this is the festival for you. Spread the word, bang the drum and don’t miss out on the very first Sheffield Hallam University Festival of Education.