Who can take part?
Craft School: Yinka's Challenge is a free programme for learners from KS1 to KS4. Learners can participate individually or as collaborative groups.
When will it take place?
Craft School: Yinka’s Challenge starts with an online Continued Professional Development (CPD) event on Friday 9 July 2021 for learning practitioners. Attendees will create and collaborate through a series of make-along workshops whilst connecting with peers and developing imaginative approaches to teaching. The event will conclude with a conversation between Yinka Ilori and his former teacher of his – Mr.Doherty. Yinka will talk about the projects and mentors that supercharged his path to creative success. For more information and to book your place, please visit the event page.
From September 2021 to March 2022 participating schools will create against a brief designed and set by Yinka centring on play, storytelling, and empowerment. To support teachers and learners through the challenge the Crafts Council has developed digital resources, engaging video content and further specialist CPD sessions.
Finally in spring 2022 the challenge will culminate in a prize-giving event at the Crafts Council Gallery in London. Winners from each key stage will be selected by an expert panel from the craft world.