WORLD PENCIL - Key Persons
- Head of Sixth Form at Prior Park College
Amy is Head of Sixth Form at Prior Park College. She is proud to have spent over twenty years teaching in the classroom and has worked in both state and independent schools in the UK and overseas. She has an extensive track record in helping young people in many secondary schools to solve and support social and environmental challenges.
- EDUCATION CONSULTANT
Ben Sandbrook has worked in arts, education and sustainable development for 20 years, supporting partnerships, organisations and individuals to develop their approaches and capacities in creative learning. He has worked for the National Foundation for Youth Music, ABRSM, International Institute for Environment and Development and, through his consultancy work, with numerous arts, education and sustainability organisations, including Arts Council England, Business in the Community, schools, Local Authorities, arts and cultural organisations. He has frequently convened and led large network-based change programmes and speaks widely on creativity, individual potential, sustainable futures and the potential of the arts. He is a school Governor and a practicing musician.
Gwyneth works at the interface of arts, education and health, motivated by a desire to enable people and communities to grow and develop, and to understand and connect with others. She has a track record in developing services and projects from scratch, of turning ideas into reality and of combining strategic overview with a practical approach. She has worked for Arts Council England, the Scottish Arts Council, the National Foundation for Youth Music, the Workers Educational Association, County Durham NHS Trust and a number of local authorities and grass roots organisations in the North East of England.
Nick has an extensive career in music education policy and strategy, having worked for 15 years with Trinity College London, most recently as Group Director of Sector Strategies. He has a wide experience and knowledge of arts and education in the UK and internationally.
- Creative Impact Programme Coordinator
Rupert is a creative educationalist with a track record co-ordinating, implementing and developing diverse and inclusive projects, partnerships and programmes for a range of contexts, schools and cultural organisations. He has a particular specialism in theatre and drama education.