Cultural Champions

We would love you to nominate Cultural Champions in YOUR school or college. Ideally one teacher, one or two pupils plus a school governor will take on this role.

So what does being a Cultural Champion mean?

It means that you are someone who is absolutely passionate about the Arts, Heritage and Culture, and you love to share this with everyone around you. You can interpret this in a way that is bespoke to your school.

The Isle of Wight CEP have put together a discussion paper about what being a Cultural Champion might mean for you and your pupils. You can use it to fuel conversations with your School Council or a small group perhaps. Other schools have held competitions.

What do you get?

All Cultural Champions will receive a lapel badge designed by pupils from Christ the King school, and developed by Lift the Lid creative apprentice, Jack Barnes.

This badge will enable a number of offers from CEP partners (when you clearly show your badge to a member of staff), including

  • FREE entry at council heritage venues (Newport Roman Villa and the Museum of Island History)
  • FREE entry at Dinosaur Isle

Awarding your Cultural Champion badges

You could have your badges awarded to your pupils in a special assembly. If you have a relationship with an arts/heritage organisation or artist already then you could ask them to award your pupils. Alternatively let me know and I can match you with a partner. If you are part of The New Carnival Company’s Mardi Gras then it could be your art or heritage partner from this project.

Teachers signed up as a Cultural Champion will receive the CEP Lift the Lid Newsletter. This brings you all the latest information from the CEP about opportunities on the Island. You can sign up here

Additionally, if you want to know more about the Lift the Lid project, please contact me. I’d like the opportunity to talk to you face to face about the project and how I can help you deliver great art in your school, through Artsmark, Arts Award and partnerships with arts and heritage organisations on the Isle of Wight.

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