Creative Learning Centres
Northern Ireland Screen provides support for Northern Ireland’s three Creative Learning Centres (CLCs) in delivering skills development programmes for teachers and young people in digital literacy and in understanding and deploying creative technologies and new approaches to learning in the classroom as a support across the curriculum.
The three Creative Learning Centres:
A key objective for the CLCs has been to provide learning programmes for the most disadvantaged young people and those experiencing social exclusion. Over 80% of CLC activity takes place in schools with high numbers of disadvantaged pupils.
Our Opening Doors strategy focused on reaching more schools, in particular, schools in rural areas. Our strategic ambitions also aimed to increase the number of schools and young people developing skills in STEM subjects by introducing creativity and the Arts, to give STEAM, into CLC programmes.
- In 2015-16 the CLCs worked with over 800 schools right across Northern Ireland.
- Almost 800 young people and over 200 teachers participated in 26 customised STEAM programmes in 2015-16.
- In total, almost 5,000 teachers and 8,000 young people participated in CLC programmes in 2015-16.