National recognition for Cornwall Council’s Virtual School

The Cornwall Council Virtual School has been shortlisted in the National Creative Learning Awards.

The Virtual School supports hundreds of young people from across Cornwall who are currently in care or who have just left care, and it uses a range of learning techniques to help improve their education. 

Continue reading

Portfolio Holder and Cabinet Member for Children and Well Being, Sally Hawken, said: “Children in care have all been through trauma, which can impact on their ability to regulate their emotions and behaviour, in a classroom setting, this might present as outbursts or other learning difficulties.

“The Cornwall Virtual School works with schools to find ways to help children in care settle and make the best of their time at school. I am delighted that the Cornwall Virtual School has been recognised in this way and I wish them the best of luck for the awards final in March.

“These creative projects have supported young people in various ways and the outcomes show the projects are working. Schools have noticed reduced classroom disruption, improved attendance and better educational attainment. Not only that but carers have also reported improved behaviour at times and most importantly the children themselves say they feel better understood and they get more out of school.”

The new national Creative Learning Awards celebrate the inspirational innovators, educators and practitioners who live and breathe creative learning. The awards range across 15 categories, including formal education, the arts and creative business.

The awards are organised by the charity, The Creative Learning Guild, which supports the grassroots creative learning movement across the UK. Gilly Bryerley is the charities Managing Director: “On behalf of all here, I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all of those shortlisted for the National Creative Learning Awards.

“There is so much talent and dedication in the world of creative learning, with practitioners taking on enormous responsibility, working long hours with almost no down time, and often for little financial reward. We want these awards to recognise these un-sung heroes and support them in their ongoing fight for creativity.

“I wish our shortlisted members the best of luck, but would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for the wonderful and essential job they do every day.”

Posted 22 February, 2019