A New Direction

Creative Childhood Conference

In October 2016, education charity A New Direction held their annual conference at The British Library, welcoming 150 teachers and 50 members of the cultural sector for a day of talks, Q&As, workshops, creative activities, plus networking and collaboration.

With keynotes from Andrea Stark, Laura Dockrill and Josie Todd, the conference was hosted by poet Paul Lyalls, who composed this poem in the space of an afternoon based on lines submitted by delegates.

October 2016