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PROJECTS

When multi-award winning feature film 'A Caribbean Dream' wanted to find global education expertise for a collaboration on their cross-age schools resource for the international market, they came to Portland Education. 
A Caribbean Dream is a re-imagining of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Set in modern day Barbados, with a cast and crew of Barbadian and British talent, the film has won a raft of awards, critical acclaim and delighted audiences around the world. 
Download the film on iTunes, Sky, Virgin and Amazon now, as well as the film's superb schools learning pack from the Portland Education homepage. Developed by Portland Education with the film's producer, Melissa Simmonds as well as cast member and Barbados teacher, Sonia Williams.
 Suitable for all ages and educational settings around the world. 
https://acaribbeandreamfilm.com/vod-and-education/
 
 When Barbados wanted to create a commemorative project for their 50th anniversary of independence this is what we offered them 
 

 "50 words for Barbados 50" is a series of stunning images created by Portland Education in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean to Commemorate 50 years of independence of this island nation.

Each image features a child or a family, holding a single word which they chose to represent Barbados to the rest of the world in its anniversary year.

Images from this series have been exhibited at the Museum of London Docklands, the Barbados Museum and at the request of the British High Commission in Barbados for the Royal visit in November 2016. 

On the 51st anniversary of Barbados' independence in November 2017, the project was featured in the global publication of The Inside Out Project by TED award winning global artist and campaigner, JR. 

The book is available from all good booksellers.  

When the Museum of London Docklands wanted to engage a more diverse visitor community, this is what we offered them 
 

Over the course of a year, Portland built strong, respected relationships with a variety of diaspora groups in the Caribbbean community of the UK and in the Caribbean itself.

We sought and secured funding for 15 nationally award-winning performers to fly over from Barbados especially for the event. 

We built an active, engaged online community building up to a free family festival, listed by Time Out magazine as 'Number One thing to do in London this weekend' and attracting record numbers of visitors from wider than the museum's existing visitor community. 

 

When a UK school wanted to improve staff performance and relationships through coaching, this is what we offered them

 

We started with just two of their senior leaders who requested coaching to improve their performance and their professional realtionships with colleagues.

This same school asked us back again and again and we now coach 50 of its senior and middle leaders in a year long programme .

We currently coach over 120 senior leaders and leadership teams all over the country. Call us today to find out how coaching with Portland can make a real difference for you. 

When the Royal Society of Arts asked us to present a Keynote speech at one of their events, this is what we offered them

With references and inspiration as diverse as Minecraft's Stampy Longnose and Sir Ken Robinson, we spoke aboout how to really engage learners and their whole school communities in a way that doesn't really feel like hard work.

 

Our director, Alex Bell FRSA, is one of two Fellowship Councillors globally leading on Creative Learning and Development with the Royal Society and taking an active part in ensuring creativity sits at the heart of lifelong learning.  

When an NGO wanted inspirational teacher training to put pupil voice centre stage in Malawi, this is what we offered them
 
Since 2016, we are proud to have been commissioned by New York/Mzuzu-based NGO, www.Maloto.org, to develop staff and pupil leadership programmes at Muzuzu International Academy (MIA) and its companion community-based organisation, Kwithu. 
So far, projects developed with Portland Education have been exhibited at the Lincoln Centre, New York, hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor, Tom Brokaw, as well as at MIA itself and at the Kwithu Kitchen cafe, Mzuzu. 
Building on the success of this platform for pupil voice along with inspirational teacher development and bringing it to a global audience, Portland Education looks forward to co-producing and hosting TEDxYouth@Mzuzu 2018 (STA).