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Making Sense

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Making Sense brings young people, educators and researchers together to explore themes of inclusion and anti-racism, through youth-led creative collectives, teacher training, conversation and resources.

The programme works in schools to offer creative learning opportunities for young people and development opportunities for teachers. These learnings are shared online through an evolving, interactive and informative digital platform. The platform is a space for building resources and sharing experiences that show how better understandings of our shared histories can improve experiences of school life.

Making Sense explores topics such as the impacts of Covid-19, experiences of racial inequality, questions around delivering a more inclusive curriculum, mental health and the possibilities that come from increasing community, agency and amplifying the voices of young people.

The programme aims to support well-being for teachers and young people, to collectively build a more diverse and inclusive experience of education, and to empower educators and leaders to explore systemic solutions at local, regional and national level.

What is your experience of education? What are the challenges you face in our own school? We want to see and hear from you! We are actively seeking contributions to the Making Sense digital platform. If you have something to share we would love to hear from you. 

We hope that through Making Sense together we can create a learning framework that empowers us to identify and challenge inequalities in schools, that captures and champions the complexity of our shared journey and emboldens us to be the change we want to see.

Making Sense is a creative partnership between the South London Gallery and UAL, with support from A New Direction, Hauser & Wirth and The RSA.

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This spotlighted content offers an opportunity for us to showcase some of the best contributions that you’ve shared with Making Sense. We regularly change what is platformed here, so do come back again to see more!

Visit our Digital Platform to explore all relevant materials, including videos, photos, texts, podcasts, illustrations, research and more. We invite you to share your own work with us.

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Making Sense is supported by A New Direction, University of the Arts London CCW, Hauser & Wirth, The RSA, and Mercedes Zobel.


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