A Feast of Shakespeare

Kicking off the Christmas season with a feast of dramatic gusto and visual delight, Abbeyfield School in Northampton was host to the two CET Days of Shakespeare. The first, Shakespeare 3 x 3, featured Ash Green’s Tempest, the Hart School’s Twelfth Night and Othello set in a 1940s gambling den by Thistley Hough. Lewis Kent… Read more »

Sixth-formers make their own luck

The third year of CET sixth form competitions has reached its climax in the public-speaking final at London’s Swedenborg Hall. Six finalists address this year’s theme, “You Make Your Own Luck” and we enjoyed a fascinating tour of determinism and self-efficacy intersecting fortune and fate. Barrister Hugh Davies OBE QC, our guest panellist for the… Read more »

We’ll Meet Again

Performers and production teams from all eight CET secondary schools joined forces in a spectacular Year 7 Day of Performance. We’ll Meet Again was a series of musical theatre excerpts from contemporary commissions in commemoration of World War II, produced with generous support form the Arts Council of England and PRS for Music Foundation. In… Read more »

Shakespeare East and West

The CET Day of Performance expanded in 2015 to East and West days of Shakespeare over 48 hours: seven plays in total, each in an expertly edited half-hour version, featuring 128 student performers and 83 production design team members. Ash Green’s Romeo and Juliet opened the event, followed by Rugeley’s Macbeth and Thistley Hough’s A… Read more »

Speaking and Writing Well

The second award of CET sixth-form prizes – one for an essay, the other for public speaking – attracted twice the number of entries as the inaugural competitions in April. Six speaking finalists took the podium at Conway Hall, the London headquarters of the British Ethical Society, for ten minutes each to address the theme… Read more »

New CET Director

We are delighted to announce that on 1 September Mark Mumby will join the CET education team as Director of Standards. Mark is currently a Senior HMI with Ofsted in the East Midlands and a former primary head teacher. He will work closely with Philip Cantwell, Director of Education, overseeing our monitoring and evaluation regime… Read more »

Moving concepts

Watch Knowledge Connected here, explained in pictures by animator Paul Plowman in collaboration with Emily Campbell, Director of Programmes.

Young People Have Never Had It So Good

Six fledgling orators competed for the Creative Education Trust Sixth Form public-speaking prize last week. In the gracious surroundings of St Michael’s House, the former Deanery of Coventry Cathedral, each gave a ten minute speech addressing the motion ‘Young People Have Never Had It So Good’ and answered questions from the panel and floor. Our… Read more »